Sheep stuck on roof

Gaby Leslie

Firefighters came to the rescue of a sheep last weekend after it got stuck on the roof of a terraced house in Wales.

The drama unfolded last Saturday afternoon when a resident spotted the sheep lingering on the tiles of a roof in Pontcymer, a remote village in Bridgend, South Wales.

Two fire engines from Bridgend Fire and Rescue Service were called out to the animal in distress and spent 40 minutes trying to bring it down with special equipment.

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Local resident Claire Waters, 38, was watching TV at around 2pm when she heard some strange noises outside.

She is reported to have said: “When I went outside and was facing the front of my house, I looked up towards the roof and there was a sheep standing there.”

Speaking with Yahoo! News today, a spokeswoman from South Wales Fire Service said firefighters suspected that the sheep probably came from the hill behind the houses.

The furry creature is believed to have used a rear garage to get onto the roof.

“We have never had anything like that before, though we have found sheep in some difficult places. It was running back and forward on the roof, but eventually it must have realised how many firefighters were there trying to get it down. So it thought, I'd better come down now.”

The sheep was unharmed in the incident.