Foal is rescued after getting stuck in hole

FREE The foal after being rescued
FREE The foal after being rescued

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THIS little foal had to be rescued after getting itself trapped in a badger’s sett.

The foal, which was only a few months old, was discovered by a member of the public, crying for its mother.

The passer-by called the fire service and a crew from Havant fire station were sent to the distressed animal at 9am behind The Causeway, in Petersfield, on Wednesday.

The fire service’s animal rescue officer Buster Brown was called.

Mark Jones, community liaison officer for the fire service, said: ‘It was an unusual animal rescue.

‘The foal had somehow managed to get stuck down a badger sett.

‘It took about half an hour to get it out and it was following Buster around afterwards, looking for its mother.’

The foal was eventually released at 9.40am and officers passed the incident over to the RSPCA who managed to trace the foal’s mother and returned it safely.

Last year Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service’s dedicated animal rescue team attended 350 animal rescues, large and small.