Driver Stops And Helps Ewe Give Birth On Motorway

This is the moment a driver stops on the side of a busy motorway to help one of his pregnant sheep give birth to a pair of new lambs.

The incredible moment was captured by a traffic camera as officers were then dispatched to Hangzhou Bay Bridge, which connects the cities of Jiaxing and Ningbo in Zhejiang Province in East China.

The footage taken on 7th April shows farmer Mr Gu reversing his people carrier onto the hard shoulder of a slip road before he and another man are seen tending to the pregnant ewe.

Video Credit: AsiaWire

Moments later, two newborn lambs are seen lying in pools of blood as they are delivered next to the busy roadway.

Arriving police, who were preparing to censure and fine Mr Gu, were surprised to learn he had stopped in the emergency lane to deliver sheep.

They decided not to fine Mr Gu, but explained to him the risks of stopping on the side of a motorway, the authorities said.

Credit: AsiaWire
Mr Gu’s sheep in the back of his people carrier

Mr Gu revealed he was transporting nine sheep to a farm in Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang Province, when one of his pregnant ewes began bleating loudly in the back of the people carrier.

He realised the animal was going into labour and decided to pull over to help deliver the lambs by the side of the road.

Both newborn lambs are healthy, Mr Gu said.

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Story By: John FengSub-EditorJoseph Golder, Agency: Asia Wire Report

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