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.