A 21-year-old mare named Chant has been rescued from a muddy ditch in a complex rescue operation in Somerset, England.
Burnham-on-sea.com reports that Chant came to grief in the ditch on Friday while sheltering from snow beneath trees and hedges.
Fire crews from Burnham-On-Sea and Bridgwater were called to Chant’s pasture, near Berrow, to rescue her.
Firefighters used ropes, harnesses, a tractor, and a digger in the rescue.
Chant’s owner, Faye Davis, told the website: “Chant had been sheltering from the snow overnight next to some trees when she seems to have slipped and slid into the ditch, underneath a hedge and tree branches. She was completely stuck.
“It was a distressing sight and we were really worried that the fire crew would not be able to get her out alive.
“Chant is very much a part of the family, having been with us for nine years, so she means a lot to us.”
The firefighters cleared vegetation from around Chant to provide better access before attaching the harness and pulling her free.