Hero sheepdog braves Storm Babet flood waters to rescue ewes

A hero sheepdog was spotted braving the flood waters of Storm Babet to rescue three ewes from the wild weather.

Patsy, the daring pooch who made the dangerous trip to rescue the three sheep, has since been hailed for her heroics after Llyr Derwydd, 44, went to check on his animals. The farmer realised the danger, and Patsy sprung into action.

The farmer from Ruthin, Denbighshire, sent off his trusted pup to aid the animals, who were then coaxed to safety by Patsy.

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In the clip, Mr Derwydd can be heard calling out "good girl, good girl" in praise of his pup, who bounced through the flash floods to save the sheep.

Mr Derwydd said: "We thought we'd better go check, make sure all the sheep are safe, and that's when we saw the three ewes stranded on this little spot on the field.

"It was getting smaller and smaller so we thought we'd better get them off and make sure they're safe. I just thought, 'I'll see if the dog will go'. I gave her the command and she swam across.

"It was quite dangerous because I didn't know how deep it was. She's a strong swimmer and she was able to swim across. I knew she was quite a good swimmer otherwise I wouldn't have done that, but I was quite surprised that she didn't have any issues, she just went."

He later credited the dog for the brave acts as it meant he did not have to get wet. He added: "[It] saved me getting wet and getting into a dangerous situation and saved the sheep so it was perfect."

Although users of X (formerly Twitter) suggested giving the dog a steak for her troubles, Mr Derwydd said saving ewes is just part of the job.

A reward was delivered with a "pat on her head" and an extra dog biscuit, with the sheepdog also told she was "a good girl" after the daring rescue.

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