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Sydney fire crew rescue alpaca stuck in dam in Londonderry

  • Magnum, an alpaca, had to be rescued on Sunday after it got stuck in a dam
  • A NSW Fire & Rescue crew was called to the dam in Sydney’s north-west 
  • The alpaca was stuck up to it’s waist. It took eight firefighters to lift it up

An alpaca found itself in a strange situation this week after it became stuck in a muddy dam, unable to wriggle free. 

After the alpaca, named Magnum, become stuck a NSW Fire & Rescue crew were called to the dam in Londonderry, in Sydney’s north-west, early on Sunday morning, 9News reported.  

Station Officer Bill Smith said the crew soon spotted the animal standing in the dam with mud up to its waste.

 

An alpaca named Magnum had to be rescued after it got stuck in a dam

A NSW Fire & Rescue crew was called to the dam in Sydney's north-west

A NSW Fire & Rescue crew was called to the dam in Sydney’s north-west

Firefighters used lassos to help free the animal. 

Images of the rescue show a crew of eight pulling on the ropes tied around the alpaca’s body to heave it out.

Magnum appeared quite claim during the ordeal and was even pictured chewing on grass throughout the rescue.

However, it’s owner, Brock Cauchi said Magnum had probably been stuck in the dam for hours and was quite stressed.   

‘He was really stressed at the time, but he’s out and running around,’ Mr Cauchi said.    

Eight firefighters used three lassos to heave the alpaca out of the mud

Eight firefighters used three lassos to heave the alpaca out of the mud

Mr Smith said the team had accomplished the rescue smoothly.  

‘It was a successful rescue,’ he said.

Magnum appeared to be in good health after the rescue but will be checked by a vet. 

Owner Brock Cauchi was given the animal as a 14th birthday present in 2011.  

After they got it out one firefighter pulled the twigs and grass that had become stuck to it's body while in the mud

After they got it out one firefighter pulled the twigs and grass that had become stuck to it’s body while in the mud

Magnum's owner said it was shaken by the ordeal but walked it off

Magnum’s owner said it was shaken by the ordeal but walked it off

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