Published: Fri, March 01, 2019
Worldwide | By Angelina Lucas

Fat rat stuck in manhole saved by German animal rescue

Fat rat stuck in manhole saved by German animal rescue

A group of firefighters in Germany banded together to rescue a very cute fat rat that got itself stuck in a manhole cover.

The stricken rodent was freed on Sunday afternoon after residents in the German town of Bensheim, around 35 miles south of Frankfurt, spotted the rat in its predicament.

But after a season of putting on Winterspeck, literally winter bacon, the chubby rodent couldn't slip his hips through the hole, getting stuck without being able to pull himself forward or shimmy himself back down.

In what may have been a sense of optimism that the rat had learned a lesson, its rescuers placed it back inside the sewer hole.

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The local animal rescue crew, Berufstierrettung Rhein Neckar, recruited a group of volunteer firefighters to help them retrieve the agitated little animal from its predicament.

The fire brigade said the rat escaped unhurt.

Two young girls apparently made the discovery and looked on as the rescue team struggled to free the animal. Variations of "bravo" and "thank you" appeared in hundreds of comments and in myriad languages under Rhein-Neckar's Facebook post about the incident. At least one animal rescuer and eight firefighters can be counted in the above video. It added that the rat was unharmed.

With the large rescue party present Mr Sehr took out his catch pole and restrained the rat amidst loud squeaks of protest.

Intricate operation: Rescuers managed to set the rat free "in around three minutes".

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