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Trapped sheep rescued in North Devon

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It was a fairly embaaaa-rassing episode

A sheep had to be rescued in North Devon, after getting her head stuck in a wire fence. 

RSPCA inspector Charlotte Coggins was called to the South West Coast Path off Braunton Road, Barnstaple on Friday night [5 December] to help the stricken sheep.

She said: “A walker spotted the sheep in difficulty and could see she had her head stuck either in brambles or in the fence. When I got there it was pitch black and freezing cold but I managed to find the poor sheep - she was well and truly stuck."

“I think she’d reached through to try to nibble the leaves on the other side of the fence and got her head and neck stuck! Luckily, I was able to carefully push her free and thankfully she’d not done herself any harm.”

After a quick check, the ewe was released back to the rest of her flock, to end what was a fairly embaaaa-rassing episode.

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