Better call the fire baa-gade: Sheep stuck on roof of house is rescued by firefighters


Woolly-headed: The sheep, which reached the roof by climbing up a nearby garage, was coaxed down by firefighters

This is the bizarre moment two fire engines were called to rescue a sheep - which was stuck on the roof of a house.

Stunned residents dialled 999 after the creature was spotted scrambling across roof tiles in the remote village of Pontycymer, South Wales.

A team from Bridgend Fire and Rescue Service took 40 minutes to bring the animal down from the terraced row using a Large Animal Rescue appliance.

Feeling sheepish? The animal found itself having to be rescued after being stuck on a rooftop

Homeowner Claire Walters, 38, photographed the drama as it unfolded on the roof of her house on Saturday afternoon.

She said, 'I was sitting in my lounge watching television when suddenly I could hear a noise out in the street.

'When I went outside and was facing the front of my house, I looked up towards the roof and there was a sheep standing there.'

A spokesman for Bridgend Fire and Rescue Service said the sheep had got on to the roof by climbing up from a garage at the rear of the terrace.

Rescue squad: Two fire engines were dispatched to deal with the stranded sheep in the small Welsh village of Pontycymer

He said, 'We have never had anything like that before, though we have found sheep in some difficult places.

'It was running back and forward on the roof, but eventually it must have realised how many firefighters were there trying to get it down. So it thought, I'd better come down now.

The spokesman added that the sheep was fine and had not been harmed by its adventure.

'It was certainly an interesting call-out, it's not where you'd expect to find a sheep, really quite funny,' he added. 'It brightened up our weekend, that's for sure.'

source: dailymail