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RSPCA rescues a squirrel stuck in a toilet!

RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Kirstie Gillard was called by worried students in London, who’d found the squirrel in a ‘wee’ spot of bother after he’d somehow got stuck in their toilet.

Good grip!

The plucky rodent gripped onto a mop handle and Kirstie was able to lift him out of the toilet, clean him off, dry him and let him go outside.

Kirstie says: “Fortunately the squirrel wasn’t injured at all – I think he must have got into the house through the roof and then somehow slipped into the toilet.

“It was certainly one of the most unusual rescues I’ve ever carried out – I did rescue a bat stuck in the plughole of a sink last year but I think this one takes the crown!”

Assistance needed…

Some of the most bizarre rescues RSPCA staff have faced:

A gull in Newport fell into a vat of cold Tandoori curry – turning him bright orange!

A ewe in Hertfordshire was left feeling sheepish after getting a traffic cone stuck on her head, which had to be removed by an inspector

An RSPCA officer arrived at a house in York to find a corn snake stuck in the head of a vacuum cleaner.

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