Ram stuck in phone cable 6 meter above

I couldn’t believe my eyes when I read this and I felt the urge to share it. Yesterday this male sheep (Ram?) tried to get over a fence by climbing a support cable near a phone/power pole. Somehow he managed to get his horn stuck on the main cable and slid onto it. Suddenly he was hanging 6-7 meters above the ground.

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(Foto: Marita Vestersjø Landsnes)

The poor guy had no chance to get down, but luckily a group of German tourists noticed him and started a rescue operation. After a while with a lot of work they managed to fasten a rope to one of his horns and pulled him down via a cable.

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(Foto: Marita Vestersjø Landsnes)

On the other side of the fence there were a group of sheeps, no wonder he was so desperate getting over. 🙂

It reminded me of this :

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Edit : They added later that the owner wasn’t home yesterday when this happened.

Link to the article in Norwegian : Stavanger Aftenblad

Update May 18th, 2011 – it has happened again!


Photo: Colin Campbell

Link to the story (in Norwegian): VG: Ram stuck in tv-cable

It happened again! June, 2011:

Link to the story; in Norwegian: Nordhordaland: Vêr i hardt vêr

Links to other unlucky animals : The moose who got stuch 50 feet in the air!

Øyvind Lasse Høysæter

Born in 1971, fell in love with computing in 1983 because of Sinclair's masterpieces. Continued on the magic surrounding the C64, Amiga and moved to the PC world in 1990. Loves science fiction, programming, astronomy, my family and my job. (developer) :)

2 Responses

  1. Hege says:

    Stakkar!!!!! Sikkert mang dyr som henger slik rundt omkring. 🙁

  2. Rune says:

    Stakkars figur, håper det gikk bra! Noe slikt har jeg ikke sett før…
    .-= Rune´s last blog ..Dramatisk for Firefox =-.

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