Firefighters rescue cow and horse from ditches

PUBLISHED: 12:38 28 August 2019 | UPDATED: 12:38 28 August 2019

Butterfly the horse after being freed on Friday. Picture: Bedminster Fire Station Twitter

Butterfly the horse after being freed on Friday. Picture: Bedminster Fire Station Twitter

Bedminster Fire Station Twitter

Firefighters are often put in challenging situations, but they have faced two rather unusual tasks in the past seven days.

A cow and a horse had to be winched to safety by firefighters in separate incidents.

Avon Fire and Rescue Service was called to Kenn Moor Road in Yatton on August 21 in the first of the two rescue missions.

A member of the public spotted a cow had got trapped in a rhyne and the animal needed to be rescued.

The call came in just before noon and firefighters from Bedminster and Yatton helped the animal to safety.

And the former crew were involved in another rescue on Friday.

A horse called Butterfly got stuck in a ditch in Clapton-in-Gordano.

Firefighters, with some help from the farmer and a vet, helped lead her out of the ditch and back on to hard ground.

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