By LISA GRAYBEAL
Staff Writer, Chambersburg
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A 6-week-old Hereford heifer calf was reunited with its mother Monday night after firefighters rescued it from a 12-foot deep abandoned cistern.
Full Moon broke through a wooden covering on the hole in a barnyard off of Scotland Avenue in Greene Township and fell to the bottom sometime in the late afternoon, according to Nancy Lehman, who raises beef cattle with her husband, Bryan and four children.
The red calf with a white face is owned by 7-year-old Brittany Lehman.
The family noticed the calf was gone when they heard its mother, Silhouette, bawling in the barnyard.
Assuming the calf somehow got on the other side of the fence, the Lehmans said they didn't investigate right away, thinking it would eventually get back to its mother.