Firefighters had to make an unexpected rescue when they were called to help a cow called Daisy - after she got stuck up to her NECK in three feet of mud writes Sarah Lumley.

The poor animal was firmly stuck in the mud, with only her head visible in the boggy ditch.

It took over 90 minutes for crews from Avon Fire and Rescue Service, with the help of the farmer, to pull Daisy out of the ditch and to freedom - and they even had to bring in a forklift to help.

Fire crews from Nailsea and Bath were called to the scene in North Street in Nailsea, Somerset, shortly after 10am on Friday (August 21), after a member of the public spotted the submerged cow.

Firefighters from Nailsea posted about the incident on their Facebook page, writing: "Daisy has had better days!

"Crews from Nailsea and Bath taking great care with the rescue to get this cow mooooo-ving once again."

South West Farmer:

Fire crews from Nailsea and Bath attended. Picture: Nailsea Firefighters /

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And a spokesperson for Avon Fire and Rescue added: "At 10:10am, crews from Nailsea and Bath fire stations were mobilised to reports of a cow stuck in a ditch off North Street in Nailsea.

"On arrival, firefighters found one cow stuck in a ditch in approximately three feet of water.

"Crews worked with the farmer to rescue the cow from the ditch using a forklift."

It is understood that the farmer was not present when fire crews arrived - but joined them later, and helped to pull the cow out.

Thankfully, the cow was uninjured by the ordeal.

And people were quick to respond to the Nailsea Firefighters Facebook post with plenty of cow-related puns.

Will Hellier wrote: "Udderly fantastic. Herd there had been a successful rescue."

Heather Stubbington commented: "Bet it was a very mooo-ving experience."

And Rachel Sandeman added: "I'd milk this post for all its worth."