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Saturday, November 18, 2006

Sheepish

SheepishNanny knows no bounds when it comes to ensuring that the health and safety of her subjects are protected, even when they are sheep.

As such it should come as no surprise to learn that when a sheep became trapped, and needed rescue, Nanny dispatched 40 of her finest firefighters to help the animal.

Emergency services received a 999 call when the animal got trapped on a ledge above a flooded quarry in Bacup, Lancashire.

Seven fire crews duly turned up and took part in a 2 hour operation, involving a team using wetsuits and an inflatable boat.

A fire service spokesman said:

"Incidents near water have health and safety issues.

The numbers sent weren't there to ensure the sheep was rescued

but that no firefighters were injured
."

Don't you think that Nanny should be feeling a little sheepish by now?

Hah! Hah!

4 comments:

  1. Peter's Wolf6:01 PM

    The only way that sheep will ever cover it's costs is if Damien Hurst (or whatever his name is) manages to buy it and pickle it and sell it to somebody with more money than sense.

    All that to rescue one animal when millions, probably, were needless slaughter in the foot and mouth epidemic.

    Maybe the firefighters can cancel the rest of the year's training exercises now? That way some of the cost could be recovered.

    Maybe.

    Baaaa!

    Baaaa!

    There must be a nursery rhyme in there somewhere that ministers could teach their minions.

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  2. Anonymous10:36 AM

    Be careful or Nanny may Baaaa you!

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  3. Keep the sheep jokes coming folks...sheep can be so much fun.

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  4. So let's see: a sheep worth a fiver merited a rescue operation costing thousands rather than a bullet costing twenty pence. If the operation was such a risk to our brave firefighters, why was it attempted?
    What next? Call out a battalion of Royal Engineers (with H&S consultants, of course) to rescue a stranded amoeba?

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