This is the dramatic moment a horse was saved by rescue teams after it became stuck up to its neck in a muddy bog.
The cob-type mare called Farrah got into a sticky situation after escaping from her grazing field on Friday (5/1).
She had ventured into a dangerously deep boggy area and became completely submerged with only her head visible above the muddy water.
Farrah’s owner alerted the RSPCA and the animal charity sent four members of a water rescue team to the scene in Amlwch, Anglesey, North Wales.
Crews found the bog was so deep the horse’s hooves didn’t even touch the bottom so they tied two straps around her body in order to winch her out.
Farrah was finally reunited with her owner after being dragged almost 100ft (30m) to safety during the dramatic rescue.
She was later checked over by a vet who said her life had been saved by the two rugs she was wearing which stopped hypothermia setting in.
RSPCA inspector Mark Roberts, who attended the scene, said: “This poor horse was well and truly stuck in the bog up to her neck.
“It was so deep I don’t think her hooves even reached the bottom.
“The area around the horse was a thick mat of moss, reeds and roots as well as mud so we had to force our arms as far as we could to get two straps around the horse’s body.
“This was the hardest and most time consuming part of the rescue.
“We then placed a sheet over some moss which had created a kind of raft and a vet from Bodrwnsiwn Veterinary Practice on Anglesey arranged for a local contractor to attend with a front loader which we connected to the straps underneath the horse.
“We managed to drag the horse out and onto the sheet but we had to tow her for about 20 or 30 metres before she was back onto solid ground.
“The vet checked the horse, called Farrah, and miraculously her core temperature was normal as she had been wearing two rugs which probably saved her life and stopped hypothermia from setting in.
“The horse was on her feet in ten minutes after getting unstrapped and we’re very hopeful she will be okay.
“She was dried off, given pain relief and stabled overnight.”