Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Firefighters called to rescue sheep from roof of house

Firefighters were called to rescue a sheep after it was discovered on the roof of a house in Wales. Three crew from Bridgend was called to the terraced property in Pontycymer, near Bridgend, on Saturday afternoon, after the animal was seen wandering around on roofing tiles.

It took the fire crew around 40 minutes to get the sheep down, using specialist equipment and the Large Animal Rescue appliance. A Bridgend firefighter said the sheep had got onto the roof by climbing up the back of a garage.

He said: “We have never had anything like that before, though we have found sheep in some difficult places. It was running back and forward on the roof, but eventually it must have realised how many firefighters were there trying to get it down and thought, I’d better come down now, I think.

“The sheep was absolutely fine and not harmed at all, and it was certainly an interesting call-out, it’s not where you’d expect to find a sheep, really quite funny. It brightened up our weekend, that’s for sure.”

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