Police officers patrolling in Baden-Württemberg. south west Germany, were confronted by a self-imprisoned hedgehog on Tuesday.
Having just dealt with a spate of road accidents and burglaries, a domestic assault and a punch-up in a local betting shop, law-enforcers in Offenburg ended their day with a feel-good intervention.
A hedgehog that had got its head jammed in an empty yoghurt pot surprised two officers while it wandered blind through the town during the night.
After snapping some photos, they removed the container and ushered the creature on its way.