It was an unusual call, but the Morrin Fire Department rose to the challenge.
At around 10:30 a.m. on Monday the department was called about a calf that was stuck in the mud just upstream from the Morrin Bridge.
The Drumheller Fire Department lent Morrin a boat to travel upstream to the calf. After arriving on scene, the crew dug out the animal.
"It was stuck in the mud. She couldn't free herself; all we did was dig her out and did our best to help her. We were succesful in getting her free." said Morrin Fire Chief Darcy Davidson.
The calf was returned to her owner in good health.
"It was in really good shape surprisingly. It started eating right away, it was tired so we let it be. The owners are going to be monitoring it." continued Davidson.
Even though the call was not fire related, Morrin firefighters now have an experiance they never will forget.
"It was an experiance for all of us -- some of us, I guess I should say,. There are ranchers and livestock owners on the department, so it wasn't new to them, but for some of us, it definitely was." chuckled Davidson.