Firefighters rescued a 1,000kg bull from a ditch in recent days.
Essex County Fire and Rescue Service, along with crews from Chelmsford Fire Station and a specialist animal rescue unit, were called to Hatfield Broad Oak on Saturday (August 1st).
In a statement, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service said a vet also attended to ensure the bull was sedated and calm so the fire crews could rescue it safely.
Fire crews used the specialist equipment on the animal rescue unit to hoist the bull out of the ditch.
‘Struck right next to small bridge’
Watch Manager, Gary Wain from Great Dunmow Fire Station, said: "The bull had apparently been stuck for over a day before we were called, and it was clear he wasn't going to be able to get himself out as he was stuck right next to a small bridge.”
“Thankfully, the bull seemed fine once we got him out and started happily eating the grass even before the crews had got all the straps off him!"
Image source: Essex County Fire and Rescue Service