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Wood ewe baa-leaf it?

RSPCA officer Kim was called to a field in Hawkshaw, Greater Manchester, to help a rather sheepish character. The animal collection officer came to the aid of the ewe on 18 December after two girls found her with her head stuck in a tree trunk. ‘I have never quite seen anything like it,’ Kim said.
‘I must admit, I was left scratching my head wondering why on earth this ewe put her head inside the tree trunk in the first place! She was really distressed and was trying desperately to free herself. Goodness knows how long she’d been trapped like that. Thankfully, I was able to calm her down and manoeuvre her so I could gently free her from the tree. She wasn’t injured and, unsurprisingly, seemed to be feeling a little sheepish so ran off back to join her flock. This girl had definitely been baaaaa-king up the wrong tree!’ (RSPCA)

Cats in nightclubs and sheep in trees: The RSPCA's top animal rescues of 2017

2017 has been a stressful year for everyone, not least for these animals who accidentally got themselves in something of a pickle.

From Taba the dog, who was spooked by fireworks and got stuck between two houses, to Dusty the kitten, who got his head caught in a bin, the RSPCA has seen it all when it comes to animal rescues.

These are the top 17 animals who needed a helping hand back to safety after biting off more than they could chew on their adventures.

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