News That S Just Bull Headed


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That’s just bull-headed
1st August 2018

By Lloyd Lugsden

A calf found itself stuck while feeding.

The RSPCA and a specialist fire and rescue service crew were called to a field in Liverpool to free the calf who got his head stuck in a metal feeder. RSPCA animal welfare office David Hatton went to check on its welfare, in a field near Knowsley Industrial Estate after being alerted by a member of the public.

He said: “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.

“I called Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service for assistance and they sent a crew who called in a specialist team from Croxteth. The crew used a hydraulic cutter to carefully cut the bars and free the calf without scaring him or mum.”

The calf wasn’t injured and trotted off to re-join his mother and the rest of the herd.