Gardaí in County Kilkenny - along with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine - carried out enquiries in relation to animal neglect on a farm in the county earlier today.
Releasing a statement on Facebook, a spokesperson said: "On the inspection, they came across a ewe just after giving birth to a lamb unable to get out of a pit."
"Sgt Griffin from Thomastown Garda Station climbed down and retrieved the lamb and delighted to report both animals are now safe and well." The spokesperson concluded.
Image source: Garda Síochána Kilkenny/ Carlow\ Facebook.