British PM David Cameron: Sheep rescuer

Posted By KATE STANTON,  |  April 1, 2013 at 2:44 PM
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Does the British prime minister have a future in farming?

While on his way home from a neighbor's farm last month, David Cameron came upon a ewe stuck in a swamp after jumping into rescue her two drowned lambs.

Farmer Julian Tustian told the Daily Telegraph that Cameron waded "waist-deep" into the mud with two of his armed guards and dragged the ewe back out.

“He was brilliant, pulling, pushing and shoving. He was covered in mud, he looked a mess," Tustian said.

“It’s nice to see, really -- the police didn’t have to do that and neither did David Cameron,” he added.

Cameron had previously helped Tustian during lambing season.

"If I'm lambing, he will often pop in," Tustian said. "He likes to get away from the real world."

Cameron referred to the incident during an event for mothers at Downing Street, after someone asked what he would do when he leaves office.

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

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. ... 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.

"I'm not saying I'm going to be a farmer, but I do love the countryside," Cameron added.

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