High praise for brave Tockholes girl Aimee after rescuing pet rabbit from weasel

Lancashire Telegraph: Dora the rabbit is protected by brave Aimee Navesey and sisters Katie and Lucy Dora the rabbit is protected by brave Aimee Navesey and sisters Katie and Lucy

BRAVE Aimee Navesey, seven, who saved her pet rabbit from the clutches of a weasel, has been congratulated by Rossendale and Darwen MP Jake Berry via a letter from the Houses of Parliament.

Aimee’s sisters Katie, nine, and Lucy, 10, were also recognised for their part in the rescue mission. The trio, all pupils at St Stephen’s, Tockholes, sprang into action when the animal jumped on to their pet’s back and tried to sink its teeth into Dora’s neck.

As Aimee reached her distressed pet first, she grabbed the weasel, swung it around her head and threw it into a nearby field, saving her six-year-old rabbit. Mum Julie, who lives at Silk Hall Farm, Tockholes, with husband Mark and three daughters, said: “As soon as they saw it the girls were screaming ‘Get off!’ and up they jumped to go help Dora. They told me later they could see it on Dora’s back and it was trying to bite through her neck. The next thing Aimee was swinging it over her head by the tail and threw it into a field!”

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4:18pm Mon 10 Dec 12

KamikazeTurkey says...

Come on LT, Is this really news?


It's a nice story but it's not like she has been given the Victoria cross...
Come on LT, Is this really news? It's a nice story but it's not like she has been given the Victoria cross... KamikazeTurkey

9:22am Tue 11 Dec 12

Little Diamond says...

Time for one turkey to be put in oven. Its great to hear stories 'bout young people doing good things. A couple of column inches, worth it every time. Think mum should bake a special cake to mark the occaision
Time for one turkey to be put in oven. Its great to hear stories 'bout young people doing good things. A couple of column inches, worth it every time. Think mum should bake a special cake to mark the occaision Little Diamond

1:03pm Sat 15 Dec 12

djt says...

well done girls but are you sure it was a weasel and not an ferret that has escaped or been dumped?
well done girls but are you sure it was a weasel and not an ferret that has escaped or been dumped? djt

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