01/04/2013 09:11 BST | Updated 01/04/2013 19:05 BST

David Cameron Reveals He Waded Into A Swamp To Rescue A Sheep

David Cameron has revealed he recently waded into a swamp to rescue a stricken sheep.

The ewe, which has since been nicknamed Swampy, had ventured into the mire to rescue a lamb when the Prime Minister sprung into action.

David Cameron rescued a sheep like this one

The episode took place in Cameron's rural Oxfordshire constituency.

The PM waded in, together with his two armed guards, and pushed the ewe to safety, the Daily Telegraph reported.

The farmer, Julian Tustian, told the paper: "When I got there, David was in the swamp, waist-deep in mud, along with the two police, who had all gone in there to help drag this sheep out."

The sheep belonged to Cameron's neighbour in his Oxfordshire constituency

The daring rescue was revealed when Cameron was asked what he would do after politics when he took questions from winners of the Mum of the Year awards at Number 10.

"Well, I helped my neighbour with his lambing one weekend and that gave me more pleasure than anything I've done for a long time," he said.


"He lost one of his ewes and so we were bottle-feeding some of his lambs and then one of his sheep got stuck in a swamp," he told one of the mothers.

"Sadly two lambs had died and obviously she'd gone in to rescue them and they'd drowned.

"We managed to get the ewe out. Some of the staff with me joined in. We all jumped in and were up to our waists in the swamp.

"So this ewe has now been named Swampy and she's alive and well. I'm not saying I'm going to be a farmer, but I do love the countryside."

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