When you’ve got an animal in trouble and you need a bigger beast to sort it out then it’s time to call in the UNIMOG.
It’s an all terrain vehicle with a crane that can heft cows and horses and it is the pride of Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue’s animal squad based at Wellingborough.
The emergency services in Northamptonshire, dealing with both metropolitan and rural challenges, have always had to be jacks of all trades.
And their expertise and equipment is now so refined they are even called out across the county borders to help with neighbouring problems.
James Averill tells the full story here.