Thursday 15 November 2018

This poor squirrel had to be rescued after getting stuck in the toilet

The RSPCA was on hand to help free the animal from the loo in a student houseshare.

A squirrel stuck in a toilet at a student house (RSPCA)
A squirrel stuck in a toilet at a student house (RSPCA)

By Nicola Irwin, Press Association

This is the moment a squirrel was rescued from a toilet by gripping on to a mop handle.

The rodent had somehow become stuck in the loo at a student houseshare in London.

The students called the RSPCA to rescue the animal.

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A squirrel stuck in a toilet at a student house (RSPCA)

Animal collection officer Kirstie Gillard used a mop handle to give the animal something to grab on to and was then able to lift him to safety.

He was dried and cleaned and released back into the wild.

“Fortunately the squirrel wasn’t injured at all and I could release him back into the wild where he belongs,” Gillard said.

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A squirrel rescued from a toilet by the RSPCA (RSPCA)

As for how the squirrel had ended up trapped in a student loo in Southwark?

“I think he must have come into this house through the roof and slipped into the toilet,” Gillard suggested.

“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.”

Press Association

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