Calf Rescued After Falling In Tank In Garrard Co.

Posted at 2:16 PM, Jun 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-08 14:16:40-04

GARRARD COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) Of all the animals on David Bruner’s Garrard County farm, you would think it would be the rooster that wakes everyone up, but this morning, it was the cows.

"They were hollering and going on this morning about 6:30, and when I walked out I knew something was happening," Bruner told LEX 18. 

He said that all of his cows were gathered down the hill. 

"Heard something that sounded like it was underground. I said, ‘what is that noise’," said Bruner. "I walk down here and I had about a 350 pound calf in this hole right here."

Bruner said that the cap on a tank fell in and the calf fell in with it. Bruner and his son tried to pull the calf out, but they wouldn’t do it on their own. 

Luckily, in no time, about 10 neighbors were there to help, along with Garrard County firefights and police officers. 

"We wrapped the rope around its neck and got it down over this hole and got it on its feet and got his feet up out of there and drug that calf out," said Bruner. 

It took almost an hour, but they were able to get the calf out safely. Now, he is back with his momma and is doing fine, he’s just a little muddier than the rest of the herd. 

"Anything can happen out on the farm," said Bruner.