Saturday, September 10, 2016

Firefighter's trapped squirrel mission cancelled after rodent 'self rescued'

A firefighter was sent to a reported trapped squirrel only to find it had "self rescued", a fire service said.

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service said an officer was "mobilised" to Wymondham just before 3:00pm on Thursday.

But their services were stood down as the rodent had managed to free itself. The fire service originally said the animal was stuck up a tree.

They later clarified its legs were twisted in wires up a telegraph pole. A spokeswoman said a member of the public phoned in after seeing the squirrel in distress, and a nearby fire officer was called.

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