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Baa baa black sheep
10th March 2018

By Lloyd Lugsden

A stranded sheep had a lucky escape after being helped out of a muddy marsh.

A member of the public spotted the sheep trapped in mud at Otmoor RSPB Reserve, Oxfordshire, and contacted the animal welfare charity.

RSPCA animal collection officer Grace Mead said: “The poor ewe was stuck in the mud up to her chin. She wasn’t able to move.

“Thanks to a helping hand from the fire service and a local farmer we managed to free her and she ran off. Luckily she wasn’t injured, just trapped and very frightened. She clearly couldn’t climb to safety herself.”