Bouldering at Rothley Crag today and found a sheep perfectly stock between two rocks near the No Mans Land block. Don't suppose the crag moderator has the farmers number?
He doesn't accept emails on his account so not sure how to contact him.
Still there now, suppose I'll give a go getting it out myself if no one else turns up at the crag who can help.
Why not just visit the nearest farm and ask if its theirs?
If not they'll probably be able to let the owner know.
Either that or wrap it in a cagoule, put a helmet on it and ring the mountain rescue.
You could try FB most of the farmer's local to me are on and usually to be found moaning about people on their land.
+1 to asking locally at the nearest farm.
If you fail and decide you've no option but to d-i-y, then best approach the task with much determination, grab two good handfulls of wool and heave-ho. Harder to do if recently sheared though, but if it's got horns, then use them to your advantage. Hopefully it'll already be weakened by its entrapment.
Don't be scared of being a bit 'rough' if needs, have a plan of action and try your best to get the bugger out on the first attempt so as to reduce the stress - the sheep's .... and yours.
Top tips: Sheep prefer to go forwards. Expect a fight either way, but more of a battle if the extradition has to be backwards. Try not to be too phased by the stupidity of the animal you're rescuing.
Good luck either way.
Ended up dropping by the farmers later after i finished for the day. Was dark by then so good luck to him finding it, doubt he's got the guidebook for help xD
Tried getting it out myself but they're surprisingly heavy, especially when your fighting it to lift it
seems like a northumberland thing:
> Ended up dropping by the farmers later after i finished for the day. Was dark by then so good luck to him finding it, doubt he's got the guidebook for help xD
> Tried getting it out myself but they're surprisingly heavy, especially when your fighting it to lift it
Feck. You mean that you prioritised your day above going to the farmer earlier?
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