Calf trapped in mud rescued by tram driver

Calf trapped neck deep in mud is rescued after he was spotted by eagle-eyed tram driver

  • Tram-driver Ryan King spotted the young calf stuck in a muddy pond in Rochdale
  • He rescued the calf by using a towel as a make-shift sling to get it out the pond 
  • The calf was returned to the farmer who owns it who said it was safe and sound 

A tram driver rescued a calf trapped neck-deep in mud after it got stuck in a boggy pond that had turned to mud in the hot weather. 

Ryan King spotted the calf struggling in thick, sticky mud in the pond in Rochdale and knew he might drown. 

The tram driver put a towel under his nose so that it would stay above the surface while he threaded a towel underneath him and used it as a sling to get the calf out. 

A calf that was stuck in a muddy pond in Rochdale was saved by a ‘eagle-eyed’ tram driver with a towel

 The calf was neck-deep in the mud and Ryan was worried he would drown so used a towel as a makeshift sling to get it out

Ryan said: ‘Thankfully he was only little so I could pick him up and carry him out.  

‘Although he was exhausted and filthy, luckily the little calf was OK and the farmer took him back to the farm on the back of his quad bike to clean him up.

‘We later heard from the farmer that he’d had a bath and a bottle of milk and was safe and sound back at home.’

A RSPCA inspector said Ryan was ‘eagle-eyed’ in being able to see the youngster from so far away.       

 The farmer said the calf was ‘safe and sound at home’ after it ‘had a bath and a bottle of milk’

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