Ram rescued by walking group in Skibb

April 5th, 2016 10:03 AM

By Southern Star Team

The ram getting a helping hand from Eamon Murphy

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IT was a case of ‘daring do’ for members of Skibbereen Walking Group as they rescued a ram that was immovably stuck on a steep embankment last weekend.

Seventy-something Eric Threapleton from Coornishal, Skibbereen, didn’t hesitate and jumped down the embankment when he spotted the animal. 

Eric quickly identified the problem – the ram’s left hind leg was caught on a branch and it prevented him from moving so much as an inch forward or back. 

With Eamon Murphy from Clonakilty holding the animal’s horns, Eric – together with Pat McCormack of Skibbereen and Dublin – were in a position to break the branch, and all three of them hauled the ram to safety.

It was all a rather dramatic end to a pleasant and peaceful walk – led by Des Barry – to the picturesque ‘Lake of the Cows and the Twelve Oak Trees’ in Coomarkane, Glengarriff on Easter Sunday. 

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