Published: August 18, 2010
Fire crews rescue alpaca stranded in ditch near Burnham

Firefighters have rescued an alpaca which became stuck in a ditch near Burnham-On-Sea on Wednesday morning (August 18th).

Three fire crews from Cheddar and Bridgwater were sent to the incident at 9.20am in the village of Tarnock.

The animal was retrieved unhurt, but shaken, following a 30-minute operation.

Firefighter Bob Salway said: "After 33 years in the fire service, that's the first alpaca we've retrieved from a water-filled ditch."

Owner Carolyn Allen said she had not had the alpaca for long and would be putting up a fence to stop the animal getting stuck again.

Pictured above is the alpaca being rescued by fire crews near Burnham on Wednesday morning (Pic: BBC)


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