This video captures the moment a team of firefighters rescued a baby goat which got trapped in a drainpipe.
Winston, now just two weeks old, was playing with his two sisters when they discovered an exposed irrigation pipe in the surrounding farmland.
The set of triplets began to explore the pipe, and though his sisters managed to find their way out, the young male became stuck inside for almost an entire day.
Captain Scott Lindschmidt of Berthoud Fire Department, Colorado, was called in by the newborn goat’s owner to orchestrate an emergency rescue.
“They were only five days old, so they were like little kids and just got curious. Luckily the other two weren’t in the pipe as far as Winston,” the Captain of 12 years explained.
The team of six began their recovery mission, which involved lifting the 12 inch concrete pipe out of the ground in segments.
“We could just kind of see his head when we shone the flashlight in.”
“The most difficult part was digging the pipe up because it was buried so deep in the ground.”
“Winston just stayed where he was at until we got him out.”
Once freed by his rescuers, the baby goat was overjoyed to be reunited with his mother.
“He was ecstatic! When we let him out he went right to his mom for some food, and then he followed her right into her pen,” Lindschmidt, 43, said.
While the story has a happy ending, the little goat was fortunate that the fire department acted so fast.
“Only being five days old at the time he could have easily not made it. He was super hungry when he got out.”
“It’s always great to see a rescue have an outcome like that, because that’s not always the case when we go out on call,” the Captain added.
“In my 19 years in the fire department I’ve rescued animals like horses and cows, but this is the first goat that I’ve ever rescued.”
The little kid certainly made its mark on the firefighters: “He’s adorable.”
“We all fell in love with him as soon as we got him out!”