Lincolnshire

Pregnant cow removed from Skegness pillbox wall

Cow in wall Image copyright Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue
Image caption The cow became trapped in a wartime pillbox at Gibraltar Point nature reserve in Skegness

A pregnant cow is said to be "moving on" from the ordeal of getting her head trapped in a wall for several hours.

The distressed animal had to be sedated by a vet while firefighters used heavy breaking equipment to rescue her.

The animal had put her head through the window of a wartime guard post at Gibraltar Point nature reserve in Skegness, Lincolnshire.

Her neck swelled up, trapping her further, but firefighters freed her at about 17:30 BST on Thursday.

Image copyright Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue
Image caption The Lincolnshire Red put her head through the window but could not get it out again

The cow, a Lincolnshire Red, had been trapped since at least 10:30.

In a statement, Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue service said the cow "seems to be fine and moving on from the ordeal".

Spencer Creek, technical rescue manager, said: "Compared to fighting fires this may seem a little bit strange, but because of the county's rural nature animals do occasionally get into danger.

"Normally when this does happen they have become stuck in mud or water, so this was a bit different."

Image copyright Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue
Image caption The cow was sedated while firefighters rescued her
Image copyright Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue
Image caption Firefighters used heavy breaking equipment

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