All’s wool that ends wool! Sheep given new fleece of life after being rescued tumbling down mountain
A sheep has been given a new FLEECE of life – after being rescued tumbling down a mountain by a skier.
Semi-pro Pete Oswald, 29, was left stunned after spotting a mini baa-valanche flying towards him.
But on closer inspection he realised a little bundle of wool was rolling down the snowy landscape.
After skiing to the sheep’s aid Pete found its head bent underneath its body and a bleeding nose.
He then carried the injured animal while skiing to safety down Hector Mountain, south of New Zealand’s South Island.
The close shave was captured by photographer Dan Power, who was on a shoot with the skier.
Speaking to The Marlborough Express, Pete, from New Zealand, said: “It was trying to walk but was totally exhausted.
“The sheep wouldn’t have survived if I had left it there.
“It was really hard to ski – there was a lot of wool in my face when I carried it.”