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Calf rescued after his head got stuck in a metal feeder

A member of the public raised the alarm after spotting the baby cow in distress. Photo: RSPCA

Firefighters and the RSPCA were called out to free a calf who's head got stuck in a metal feeder.

A member of the public raised the alarm after spotting the baby cow in a field near Liverpool.

The calf had his head well and truly stuck between the metal bars of the feeder and the mother was there so I wasn’t able to free him alone in the dark.

He was kicking out and moving around so was clearly uncomfortable and distressed. I needed to get him out.

– David Hatton, RSPCA
The calf was freed without any injuries and has now rejoined his mum. Credit: RSPCA

The animal rescue charity drafted in the assistance of the Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service, who used a hydraulic cutter to carefully cut the bars and free the calf without scaring him or mum.

The whole rescue missing took around an hour. Thankfully the calf wasn’t injured and trotted off to re-join his mother and the rest of the herd.

The calf appeared to be unharmed and, once released, was reunited with its mother

– Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service