Tuesday, 10. December 2013 - 06:12
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It's got to be one of the nuttiest rescues these firefighters have ever had to cope with.
A squirrel burying his nuts managed to get his head stuck in a manhole cover in Munich, Germany.
Concerned passers by called the fire brigade when they spotted the distressed rodent trapped in the middle of the street as cars thundered by.
Firefighters and vets eventually freed the squirrel - usually one of nature's great escape artists - with special metal cutting equipment after an attempt to ease him out with soapy water failed.
"Apart from being a bit grumpy, which is understandable, he was fine and ran straight up the nearest tree," said a fire service spokesman.
"As it's autumn we think he'd been looking for places to bury his nuts but had taken a bit of a wrong turn," they added.
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