Firefighters have rescued a cow in Kemps Creek last night.
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) rescued the animal, which was stuck up to its neck in thick mud on a rural property.
About 6pm, the calf had wandered into the dam on Mamre Road, where it found itself unable to move.
A neighbour alerted the RSPCA which requested the assistance of firefighters.
Three FRNSW crews and the NSW Rural Fire Service responded, trudging more than 350 metres, with their heavy equipment and lighting in tow, to reach the animal.
Rescuers placed slings around the calf’s legs and a slide board underneath it, safely wrangling the creature and ‘steering’ it to a nearby paddock.
One of the on-call firefighters, who responded to the incident, is a veterinary nurse and supported the calf’s welfare, alongside Uni Vets Camden which provided drips and medication.
According to FRNSW, the calf was freed after the ‘high steaks’ two-hour operation and returned to its herd.
The RSPCA and local vets will continue to monitor the cow’s wellbeing.
Formerly with the ABC, Makayla is a graduate of Western Sydney University. She covers a variety of news topics for the Weekender, including courts.