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That’s nuts! Squirrel rescued from lamppost in Cambridge by RSPCA





An unfortunate grey squirrel had to be rescued after becoming trapped inside a lamppost in Cambridge.

The squirrel trapped in the lamppost in Cambridge. Picture: RSPCA
The squirrel trapped in the lamppost in Cambridge. Picture: RSPCA

RSPCA inspector Mitchell Smith was called after a member of the public heard the squirrel in Driftway. It is thought it fell in because there was no light fitting.

Mitchell said: “I decided the best way to get to the squirrel was to take off the front panel and as a result he dropped down another couple of feet. But despite being closer to the ground and having an exit he wouldn’t come out on his own as he was probably still scared by what had happened.

The squirrel trapped in the lamppost in Cambridge. Picture: RSPCA
The squirrel trapped in the lamppost in Cambridge. Picture: RSPCA

“So I managed to catch him using my grasper – luckily he wasn’t injured despite his ordeal and he ran off straight away.

Squirrel trapped in a lampost. (49631959)
Squirrel trapped in a lampost. (49631959)

“While I have had to rescue squirrels from a number of unusual predicaments, I can safely say I’ve never been called to rescue one from inside a lamppost before!”

A grey squirrel
A grey squirrel

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