Lamb rescued after falling down well in Lincolnshire
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Ewe must lead a charmed life... This little lamb was having a very baaaad day after she fell 10ft into a muddy well.
The RSPCA was alerted to the lamb's plight by a walker who heard her desperately bleating for her mum in the deep, stone well in the middle of a field near Woodhall Spa, Lincs. Insp Deborah Scotcher went to the scene to rescue the animal.
'The poor little thing was rather muddy and wet but, thankfully, despite a 10ft fall, didn't seem injured,' she said.
'She was too far down for the walker to reach so he called us to help.
'Luckily, the lamb was standing and was alert when I arrived and, despite being a little mucky, she was in good condition and wasn't too worse for wear.
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'It's not quite clear how she fell over the wall surrounding the well but she took quite the tumble as she must have been a good 10ft down. I suspect she jumped onto the well thinking it was a rock or tree stump, without realising it was an opening.
'I managed to get her out by stepping down onto a ledge within the well shaft and reached down to scoop her up.'
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After a check over revealed she didn't have any injuries, the lamb was released to rejoin her flock.
The RSPCA says anyone who spots an animal in distress should call its 24-hour emergency line on 0300 1234 999 and not put themselves at risk by attempting a rescue themselves.