A COW had to be rescued after getting itself into a tight squeeze stuck in woodland near Ringwood.
The alarm was raised around 4pm on Saturday, with reports the 13-year-old British white cow was wedged between two trees off Hightown Hill in Hightown.
A Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service Animal Rescue adviser was sent to the scene, joining the farmer who owned the animal who had been found by New Forest agisters.
On arrival they found the cow, which was caught between its ribs and hips, in a distressed state. It was believed to have been trapped for some time before being spotted.
The Fareham-based rescue specialist restrained it while the farmer used an axe to cut away one of the trees.
Freed within 10 minutes, the animal was made to lie down and given food and water before being loaded onto a trailer and taken back to its farm.
No further details of its condition were available.