Brunswick men rescue a sheep from a bog in Scotland

May 29, 2018 06:32 PM

A group of people traveling in the Isle of Skye in Scotland saw a panicked sheep stuck in a bog, struggling and trapped.  There was a lamb crying nearby.

"All of us at the same time said,' Oh, no!'" said Ken Zalewski of Troy.

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Zalewski, a former city councilman, took video on his cellphone.  

The group pulled over to help and Jared Vibert and Tyler Bulson approached the distressed animal.

"Our first reaction was to go help it," said Vibert.  "We're both from Schaghticoke, so if we ever see an animal in distress, we're going to go help it."

"Jared was the first one to give it a try and he fell right in," recounted Zalewski.  "I think then we realized this is going to be a little more difficult than we thought!"

"When I got into the mud, I didn't realize how deep it was.  It was like four feet deep.  It sucked money out of my pocket," said Vibert.

"I thought I was stuck, too," he remembered.  "I was like, Tyler, you might have to pull us both out at this point!"

The two men struggled in the mud.  Jared got a hold of the animal-- Tyler had a hold of Jared--  together they pulled and maneuvered.

Jared says he didn't think twice about trying to help anyone or anything that was suffering.

"I guess it's my nature, especially working for Unity House, my first instinct is to help people," he said.  "Tyler, he's a paramedic, so his first response is to help people, so it's kind of just a natural thing for us to do."

And to top it all off, they watched the little lamb rush to join the newly-freed sheep.
"It actually ran along the bog to a narrower part and then hopped right over and we were like, yes!  We were so happy!" said Zalewski.  

They jumped in to save an animal in distress and saved a life, and they say this was one of the highlights of the trip.


Kumi Tucker

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