Newborn lambs save the day as Gary the goat found alive and well at Elsenham farm

Gary the goat recovers after being found underneath an animal house at a farm in Elsenham

Gary the goat recovers after being found underneath an animal house at a farm in Elsenham - Credit: Archant

A pygmy goat that went missing on Sunday (April 17) has been found alive and well burrowed under an animal house at a farm in Elsenham.

The two new lambs, with their mother, who were partly responsible for the discovery of Gary

The two new lambs, with their mother, who were partly responsible for the discovery of Gary - Credit: Archant

The goat, named Gary, was found by staff at Daisy May’s Farm yesterday (Tuesday, April 19) while they were checking on two newborn lambs.

As the newborns were being inspected, a farm worker noticed a small hole underneath the wooden structure containing the lambs, and began to dig.

The search uncovered Gary under the animal house and farm manager Rachel Berry said initially staff were fearful for Gary’s life.

She said: “When we brought him out, he looked dead. We were devastated that he had been there that whole time without us knowing.


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“We have taken advice from the vet to feed him and keep him hydrated and he laid down for a long while but he is back on his feet today.

“The new lambs probably saved his life because if we all hadn’t of gone over there, we might have missed the hole.

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“He couldn’t have gone on much longer in the hole, but we’re all so glad to have him back and it’s a relief to know he wasn’t stolen.”

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