A sheep had to be rescued by the RSPCA last week after finding itself in an embaa-rassing situation.

RSPCA inspector Charlotte Coggins was called to the sheep at the Tarka Trail off Braunton Road on Friday, December 5.

A walker spotted the sheep, which had got its head stuck in a wire fence.

Charlotte said: "A walker spotted the sheep in difficulty and could see she had her head stuck either in brambles or in the fence.

"When I got there it was pitch black and freezing cold but I managed to find the poor sheep - she was well and truly stuck.

The sheep was found off the South West Coast Path.The sheep was found off the South West Coast Path.

"I think she'd reached through to try to nibble the leaves on the other side of the fence and got her head and neck stuck!

"Luckily, I was able to carefully push her free and thankfully she'd not done herself any harm."

After a quick check, the ewe was released back to the rest of her flock.