Stuart Mactier, a 19-year-old agriculture student in Galloway, Scotland, was using a digger to recover the sheep he and his family lost to a huge 10-foot snow drift when he discovered that some of them were still alive — even after being stuck under the snow for 11 days.
"We actually pulled out four on Monday night and two were alive. But one didn't pull through. Surprisingly, this one was the liveliest out of any we had freed," Mactier said of the lone survivor, an "absolutely fine" and heavily pregnant ewe.
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The Galloway Gazette reported that "a heavily pregnant ewe was found alive and well" on Monday.
Mactier wrapped the sheep in a blanket and fed her a special energy drink, the Scottish Sun reported.
“We put a jacket on it and covered it with a blanket," Mactier told the paper.
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