Cecil's close shave: How RSPCA rescued a woolly sheep from a cliff

The RSPCA has rescued a sheep from a hair-raising adventure in Tasmania.

Cecil the sheep was found on a rugged cliff-face before rescuers managed to get to him.

But once the sheep was saved the RSPCA had another job on their hands, with Cecil in dire need of a haircut.

Cecil was found on a cliff-face in Tasmania. Source: 7 News

“I was a bit worried that he might die of fright actually,” one of the shearers said.

“Because it (being shaved) was such a big trauma for him.”

It’s believed the woolly coat was too heavy for the sheep.

The sheep was badly in need of a haircut. Source: 7 News