A SHEEP has been rescued from a slippery ledge in Snowdonia.

Sheep rescue Llanberis 2The sheep was approximately 80 metres up and was on a very slippery but wide ledge at Llanberis Pass.

A rope rescue team including RSPCA inspectors Mark Roberts, Mike Pugh, Vicki Taylor, animal collection officer Ann Lloyd Williams and chief inspector Helen Mead took part in the rescue.

Inspectors Mark Roberts and Mike Pugh abseiled over the edge towards the sheep.

Inspector Mike Pugh said: “The sheep – an ewe – probably had not been there long.

“We had a bit of a struggle with her to get her in the bag we use to bring animals to safety but once caught the ewe was lowered down.

“The sheep was fine and uninjured – it was a successful rescue.”

Inspector Pugh added that although it is unknown how this sheep got onto this ledge, he would advise dog walkers to be mindful of sheep and to keep their pets on leads and under control near livestock.

“Sheep could be frightened by dogs and could get themselves into difficult situations.” Sheep rescue Llanberis 4

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