It was bleating for its mum (Picture: RSPCA)
An adorable young lamb was rescued by the RSPCA after being trapped down a well.
Walkers sparked the scramble to rescue the adorable young sheep after they heard its distressed bleating.
The lamb was stuck 10ft below ground in a muddy well in a Lincolnshire field.
The RSPCA was alerted to the animal’s plight because it was calling for help from a parent.
Animal crews rushed to the field in the middle of a field off Green Lane, Woodhall Spa, to assist.
Animal rescuer’s rushed to the animals rescue (Picture: RSPCA)
‘The poor little thing was rather muddy and wet but, thankfully, despite a 10ft fall, didn’t seem injured,’ RSPCA inspector Deborah Scotcher said.
‘She was too far down for the walker to reach so he called us to help.
‘Luckily, the lamb was standing and was alert when I arrived and, despite being a little mucky, she was in good condition and wasn’t too worse for wear.
‘It’s not quite clear how she fell over the wall surrounding the well but she took quite the tumble as she must have been a good 10ft down. I suspect she jumped onto the well thinking it was a rock or tree stump, without realising it was an opening.
‘I managed to get her out by stepping down onto a ledge within the well shaft and reached down to scoop her up.
Walkers heard the animal down the 10ft well (Picture: RSPCA)
‘I gave her a quick check over and she didn’t have any injuries and was desperate to get back to her mum so I let her run back to the flock.
‘I stayed to monitor her for a little while but she was running comfortably and suckling happily so I left them to it.
‘I’d like to thank the walker who followed his instinct – and his ears – to find out what the racket was because, had she been stuck down there for too long, it may not have been such a happy ending.
‘He also helped me rescue the vulnerable little thing so a huge thank you to him for his kindness.’
After returning to the flock the RSPCA left the lamb to enjoy overdue time with their mum.
What to do when you spot an animal in distress?
After the rescue of the baby lamb, the RSPCA have explained what to do.
Anyone who spots an animal in distress should call the RSPCA’s 24-hour emergency line by calling 0300 1234 999 and should never put themselves at risk to attempt a rescue themselves.