Mare, 21, rescued from muddy ditch

| January 20, 2013 | 1 Comment
Rescuers work to get strops around Chant before getting her out of the ditch.

Rescuers work to get strops around Chant before getting her out of the ditch. © www.burnham-on-sea.com

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.

Firefighters used ropes, harnesses, a tractor, and a digger in the rescue.

Firefighters used ropes, harnesses, a tractor, and a digger in the rescue.

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.

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  1. Ann M. Marini says:

    Thank God for compassionate people with a heart. Thank you for saving this mare’s life.

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