INCIDENT 23/2021 – MAY 30TH SUN. 08.08 – MEALBANK QUARRY, INGLETON, NORTH YORKSHIRE – ANIMAL INCIDENT

Having waited five days for a sheep to leave its ledge and wander up the quarry face to graze the field at the top, a farmer called for help. A small team lowered one member down to the ledge with a bag of sheep-nuts in one hand and a large canvas sack in the other. The shaking of the bag seemed to remind the sheep that it was hungry and,…

INCIDENT 05/2021 – Mar. 23rd Tue. 15.32 – Mealbank Quarry, Ingleton, North Yorkshire. – Animal Incident

A pregnant ewe had been seen on a ledge on the former quarry at Mealbank, but was left for a day or two to find its own way off, as it became hungry. When this did not happen, the farmer asked for CRO’s assistance. Unfortunately the sheep was more frightened of its rescuer than of the drop from high on the quarry face and leapt off, as he abseiled over…

INCIDENT 16/2020 – Mar. 17th. Tue. 12.57hrs – Mealbank Quarry, Ingleton, Animal Incident

A farmer contacted the team, concerned for a pregnant ewe that had been stuck on a ledge on the quarry face since sunday. A small team responded, and were able to (eventually) bring the ewe back up to the field on top of the quarry. Being pregnant, team members weren’t able to be quite as ‘robust’ as we usually are when carrying out animal rescues. Definitely not ‘Much adewe about…