Firefighters got a surprise when they were called to rescue a sheep from the roof of a house in North Yorkshire.
The sheep got onto the roof after climbing onto a kennel and a shed before getting onto the low roof of an adjoining building. It then made a short leap on to the roof of a house in the village of Middlesmoor, North Yorkshire.
Fire crews tried to rescue the sheep but it eventually fell from the roof and suffered a broken leg. The animal was left with a local farmer so it could be treated.
Officers who took part in the rescue attempt were unavailable for comment but their colleague Paul Ferguson, a watch manager at Harrogate Fire Station, said: "It's the first time I've heard of having to rescue an animal from a roof! It would have been a difficult situation because you can't know how the sheep is going to behave in those circumstances and obviously it took the wrong course of action. I would imagine the officer in charge had little hope of getting a safe situation for the sheep because of its nervous behaviour."
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