It’s still winter, technically, so we could all be forgiven if we were still carrying a little extra fat for warmth – and that’s the excuse I’m sticking to, as was this unfortunate rat after it came a cropper trying to squeeze through a fairly small hole.
The incident happened in Bensheim, in Germany, when volunteer firefighters and animal rescuers were called out on the unusual rescue mission, with one of the team, Michael Sehr, telling the local news outlets
“She had a lot of winter flab and was stuck fast at her hip – there was no going forward or back.”
Firefighters propped up the cover so they could give her a little gentle encouragement to shift her arse, and it worked, with Ratty getting back out the way she got in and living to squeak another day.
The moment of triumph!
The little girl who had spotted the distressed animal brought her rescuers a hand-drawn picture as a reward. All together now …Awwww.
You can watch the rescue in full here, if you have five minutes.
Hopefully, she’ll do a little rat-Pilates before she tries that again.