Stranded goat on Brean Down dies

PUBLISHED: 17:44 01 September 2017

Stranded goats at Brean Down.

Stranded goats at Brean Down.

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A spokesman from the National Trust told the Mercury one of the goats has freed from the ledge on Brean Down but the other one has died.

The spokesmand said: “We have been working with the RSPCA for a number of weeks to try to rescue two feral goats who managed to get stuck on the Brean Down cliffs.

“The RSPCA has attended twice and were due to come back early next week to attempt a rescue.

“It last visited on August 29 to make a final assessment. Since then one goat has been freed but we are sad to learn that the other has since died.”

The trust has said the location and height of the cliffs made the rescue a difficult one which required ‘careful planning’ and trained rope experts.

The spokesman added: “This is an unusual situation for feral goats and we are all saddened with the outcome.”

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