A cow was winched to safety after falling down a manhole in the Turkish city of Adana.
The farm animal was discovered by a dog who continued barking outside the hole until people came to the scene.
The entrance to the hole had to be excavated by the emergency team because the cow had managed to fall into a very narrow shaft.
The cow looks muddy and frightened as it looks up from the manhole it was trapped in on Thursday
A member of the rescue crew cautiously begins to remove the entrance to the manhole so the digger can gain access
The cow peers up to the land above as a member of the emergency team attaches a strong harness to the farm animal
The bulky cow is expressionless as it is pulled up into the air by the digger as locals film the rescue on their phones
The dog remained faithfully beside the rescue operation and wagged its tail as the men went to work.
A huge digger carefully hauled out the earth around the hole so that the cow could be drawn out without injury.
One of the rescuers jumped down into the pit with the cow so he could attach a strong harness which was slung under its belly between its front and hind legs.
The beast – weighing hundreds of kilos – was then winched from its perilous position by a rescue vehicle as crowds watched.
A Turkish firefighter tugs on the cow’s right elbow as he steers it home after a rescue vehicle was used to winch the beast out
The cow with mud covering its legs is back on green pastures and takes a sniff of the grass, while the dog watches on
Two firefighters guide the cow’s harness as the vehicle is used to pull the heavy beast from the manhole
The cow looks up to the crowds gathered above as the rescue teams carefully pull the earth away with their digger
As it was brought to the surface the excited cow struggled in its harness as it tried to put its feet down, while the rescuers held onto the winch.
The animal was lowered to the ground and the firefighters held it fast so that it could not buck.
The loyal dog stayed until the end to see the job through.