A newborn calf has been rescued after getting stuck neck-high in mud.
The animal walked into a boggy pond that had dried up in the hot weather, but then began to sink into the mud.
RSPCA inspector Ryan King was called out to help the calf after it was spotted by a tram driver in Rochdale, Greater Manchester.
“When I got down to the field it was clear to see the poor calf wouldn’t have been able to get
himself free,” he said.
Ryan put on his wellies and overalls and waded in, putting a towel under the calf’s nose to keep its head above the mud.
“I used the towel to feed it under his body and use it as a sling to carefully pull him free and then gently wiggled his legs out as they were stuck fast…” he said.
“Although he was exhausted and filthy, luckily the little calf was okay and the farmer took him back to the farm on the back of his quad bike to clean him up.”