Trapped Mouflon (wild sheep) Rescued By Jogger

Going out of one's way to lend a helping hand is what it means to be a good neighbor — and there could be no better way of describing Krzysztof Wlodarczyk.

 While out for a run with his son in the woods close to their home in Konin, Poland, Wlodarczyk encountered a wild sheep in desperate need of assistance. The animal had somehow gotten his large, curling horns trapped around a tree and was evidently having trouble getting himself free.

No one would have blamed him had he simply continued on his way, leaving the writhing sheep to keep struggling in vain, but that wasn't something Wlodarczyk was willing to consider. The panicked animal, of course, had no way of knowing the man's good intentions, so any attempt to help came with a risk of injury.

Still, the sheep's defensive response to the approaching stranger didn't dissuade Wlodarczyk from doing what had to be done.

"He needed help, so I went and freed him," Wlordarczyk told Polish news station TVN 24. "I live nearby, so you could say that this is my neighbor." Footage from the rescue, captured by Wlordarczyk's son, shows the newly liberated sheep running full speed away from the spot where he'd been stuck — but what isn't seen on camera is perhaps the most gratifying part.

"He stopped on a hill and we measured for a few seconds, amazing," Wlodarczyk said. "I think it was his way of saying thank you."


Responses to "Man Stops To Help A Tangled Wild Sheep, Sheep Says 'Thank You'"

  1. Roxanna says:

    What a wonderful save! Mother Earth thanks you for helping out one of her creatures... You are awesome, the gratification that he had when that sheep was released was amazing! This is what all humans should do if they find themselves in the presence of an animal in need! God Bless your soul. Thank you thank you thank you.

  2. bmfilip2 says:

    That was awesome. Thank you for saving that wild sheep.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Restores faith in humanity ~ THANK YOU to the man who helped this magnificent wild sheep!!!! :)

  4. Unknown says:

    Thank you a proper earth angel at work!!

  5. Anonymous says:

    What a beautiful animal. More colors than the Canadian Rocky Big Horn. Just beautiful. I see you thanked yourself for helping him. You are a wonderful person.

  6. Unknown says:


  7. Thank you, on behalf of the sheep

  8. assissi3 says:

    Thank you Friend of animals.

  9. Unknown says:

    After reading so many articles about the nastiness of human, it is good to see that interaction between man and beast. Thank you for helping the sheep.

  10. I am getting sick and tired the and very angry way mankind treats animals. May this man and his son receive many blessings from The Great Spirit.

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