Burnham-On-Sea fire crew rescues cow stuck in a tree
was the incredible scene that a Burnham-On-Sea fire crew found when
they were called out to rescue a cow with its head stuck in a tree
on Thursday (November 16th) - an incident that crews have described
as one of their most unusual for over 30 years.
crews from Burnham-On-Sea, Cheddar, Bridgwater, a specialist rescue
team from Bridgwater and an animal rescue tactical advisor were
all sent to The Kingsway in the village of Mark near Burnham-On-Sea
at 9am on Thursday.
farmer had raised the alarm after finding the animal stranded with
its head stuck inside the willow tree, as pictured here.
officer Mike Renshaw told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The farmer had
called us out after finding his two year-old heffer with its head
firmly stuck in the hollow trunk of the tree."
often use the trees to rub themselves, but this one pushed its head
in a little too far and got stuck."
the end, we managed to encourage the cow out of the tree by gently
hitting its breast plate to startle it."
cow was unharmed when it was released. If that hadn't worked, we
were intending to use hydraulic separating equipment."
incident will certainly be remembered for years to come - it was
an incredible sight!"
fire officer Ian Hazleton told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "In all
my 30 years of being a fireman I have never seen anything like this.
We've had some unusual call-outs, but never a cow stuck in a tree!"