A ewe and her lamb were lucky to survive after they became stuck in thick mud and were both drowning.
Fortunately a walker spotted some movement in the dried up pond in Altrincham and on closer inspection saw the farm animals covered in mud and unable to free themselves.
The man alerted the RSPCA and inspector Anthony Joynes was sent to the scene, in a field just off Shay Lane on Saturday morning.
Inspector Joynes said:
The inspector was able to stay close to the edge where the ground was solid and pulled both animals free.
After a few moments massaging the ewe’s legs she was able to walk off but the lamb was exhausted so was taken back to the farm and where she was washed down and left to rest in a stable.
- If you see an animal you have concerns about please call the RSPCA’s emergency line on 0300 1234 999.