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Donkey pulled from ditch in Bethersden by Kent Fire and Rescue's animal unit

By Beth Robson

A donkey was a bit wonkey after he got stuck in a shallow ditch.

It was wet but okay thanks to a friendly crew who pulled it to safety from the watery trench in Bull Hill, Bethersden.

A fire engine and the KFRS Animal Rescue Unit was called at 9.14 this morning and found the donkey in two feet of water.

The Kent Fire and Rescue Service animal rescue team. Picture KFRS
The Kent Fire and Rescue Service animal rescue team. Picture KFRS

Despite the aminal's attempts, it couldn't make it up the steep, muddy bank.

A spokesman said: "The animal rescue team got to work and used the special animal rescue equipment to bring the donkey up to dry land.

'Braying' for a smooth rescue; the donkey appeared relieved once out of the water and soon gave a 'Hee-haw' of thanks to the crew.

We're relieved about that. It could've been a sorry tail (sic).

The operation took almost 90 minutes. They were stood down at 10.41am

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