Firefighters rescue fat rat found stuck in sewer grate

Fat rat stuck in manhole saved by German animal rescue

Animal rescuers and firefighters in the German town of Bensheim raced to an unusual call for help on Sunday (Feb 24), when a chubby rat with a bit too much winter flab became wedged in the hole of a manhole cover.

Animal rescuer Michael Sehr was dispatched following a call from a passer-by but initially found no way to lift the cover of the manhole and push the rat out from the other side.

Photos of the rat showed its head and rotund torso poking out of the hole, with its bottom half obscured by the sewer cover. Then, they released the rat, unharmed, back into the sewer, according to the rescue group's Facebook page.

One resident Juliana told German newspaper BILD that her and her husband had at first tried to liberate the animal themselves before calling the fire brigade.

Berufstierrettung Rhein Neckar, an animal rescue organization from Rhein Neckar in southwestern Germany, was involved in the rat's rescue.

"Even animals that are hated by many people deserve respect", Mr Sehr added.

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.

She was a rat, a large one.

"Fat Rat is actually my current mood #chunky", reporter Lina de Florias tweeted.

Berufstierrettung Rhein Neckar "You might be wondering how I got into this situation".

The young girls who discovered the rat reportedly drew a photo for the rescuers, showing the rat surrounded by hearts.

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