Local rancher saves calf stranded on ice

Hill County cattle rancher David Ballew rescued a calf stranded on ice Tuesday following days...
Hill County cattle rancher David Ballew rescued a calf stranded on ice Tuesday following days of unprecedented winter storms in Central Texas.(Photo courtesy of Mary Ellen Ballew)
Published: Feb. 16, 2021 at 10:28 PM CST
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Aquilla, Texas (KWTX) - A cattle rancher in Hill County saved a calf stuck on a bed of ice after a stock tank froze over due to an unprecedented winter storm.

The rancher, David Ballew, was checking on his herd Tuesday morning when he found the calf laying down in the middle of the iced-over tank.

He slowly walked across the ice to save the little fella and slide it back onto land.

Experts say it’s a good idea to consistently check tanks and livestock during freezing weather events.

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