RSPCA Cymru rescuers have come to the aid of a goat after he became trapped on a ledge at Llanberis Pass, Caernarfon.

A RSPCA rope rescue team attended the location after it was believed that the mountain goat had been stuck on a narrow ledge for around four days.

Goat rescue pic 1RSPCA inspectors Mark Roberts and Chris Dunbar abseiled down the cliff face towards the goat.

Below RSPCA inspector Mike Pugh kept an eye on things from the bottom of the cliff – and also captured the operation on film.

“When the team came closer to the goat, unfortunately despite their best efforts they were unable to catch him,” said Inspector Pugh.

“The goat started to climb down around three metres and then when the team got to him, he decided to jump the rest of the three metres. Luckily he made a good landing and walked off. Later on he was seen eating happily.

“It would have been much better if we’d been able to carry him down safety – but mountain goats are wild and known to be unpredictable – and we are just pleased he managed to escape from his difficult situation.”

In Snowdonia there are herds of mountain goats that do live in the wild and are are not used to human contact. Goat rescue pic 2

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To view the video of the rescue please visit RSPCA Cymru’s YouTube page: