Rescue
Kids hear an animal’s cries coming from underground pipe and jump into action to save it
The children had been playing outside when the sounds of a distressed animal coming from underground stopped them in their tracks.
Colby Maxwell
09.09.22

Animal rescue is something that we generally leave to veterinarians and firefighters, but occasionally, a life-or-death moment is thrust upon us! Whether that looks like pulling a dog from traffic or delivering a bird to a sanctuary, we have all been in a situation where it’s up to us to save an animal.

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Pexels - International Fund for Animal Welfare

For one group of youngsters, that rescue turned into something a lot bigger.

It all started when a few young kids heard a strange noise coming from the ground.

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YouTube - Rumble

While playing at the Zed & Co Free-range Farms in Victoria, southeast Australia, the farmer’s daughter and her best friend heard a noise. Confused, they looked around until they realized that the noise was coming from under their feet. Soon, they learned that the noise wasn’t just anything, it was a baby lamb trapped in a pipe.

YouTube - Rumble
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YouTube - Rumble

Grabbing their parents, a rescue operation soon began.

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YouTube - Rumble

Somehow, a baby lamb had wandered into a draining pipe and got stuck. Instead of backing up, however, the lamb pushed deeper and deeper into the pipe until it was literally buried in the middle of the field. Thankfully, the girls were around to hear the cries of help from the little animal.

Using a circular saw, the adults cut into the black plastic tube and started trying to pry it open.

YouTube - Rumble
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YouTube - Rumble

Since the pipe was so small, they had to be careful to not harm the lamb during the rescue. Thankfully, they got a few good slices in and were able to fit two crowbars into the small incision. Tugging as hard as they could, they finally peeled back the plastic enough to see inside the dark pipe.

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YouTube - Rumble

Finally, with a few more precise cuts and a bit of elbow grease, the last bit of the pipe finally came off.

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YouTube - Rumble

Pulling the lamb from the pipe, they examined the little creature. It was wet, but it was still alive! Within moments you can hear all the kids asking for their turn to hold the little creature.

“I can see it … it’s still alive … it’s black,” the children say in a continuous commentary during the rescue operation. Finally, the little black sheep is taken out by one of the children who died of desire to save the little sheep. At last the little black sheep is free! Wet but still warm. Operation “Save Lamb” was declared a success. – Rumble

With the lamb free, all the rescuers posed for a photo!

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YouTube - Rumble

As stated in the video, “Operation Rescue Lamb” was a complete success. As any farmer knows, sheep really know how to get themselves into some sticky situations. A stray sheep isn’t just the subject of this video, but a whole cultural idiom. Those little creatures love to get lost! Regardless, the adorable lamb’s mom was probably happy to have the prodigal return, even if he was a little wet.

Make sure you check out the video below to see the rescue!

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By Colby Maxwell
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I am a copy and content writer from Charlotte, NC who loves science, nature, and writing!
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