A donkey, called Geraldine, had to be rescued by firefighters near Bristol after she became trapped in mud overnight.

It took crews from 3 different fire stations 2 hours to free the 15-year-old donkey from a field in Clapton-in-Gordano, Somerset.

“Using boards and strops the firefighters were able to gradually pull Geraldine from the mud,” said a spokesman Avon Fire & Rescue Service.

donkey“After an operation lasting around 2 hours, she was finally freed and reunited with her owners.

“By the time crews left the scene, she had returned to her stable to warm up and have something to eat.”

All pictures courtesy of Avon Fire & Rescue Service