Hedgehog in prickly situation rescued from drain in Peterborough

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It was not your usual call out for firefighters in Peterborough yesterday as they were sent to a rescue a hedgehog which had become wedged in a drain.

A crew from Dogsthorpe headed to Oxclose in North Bretton shortly after 6pm yesterday where they discovered the trapped animal.

A happy firefighter with the rescued hedgehog. Photo: Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service

A happy firefighter with the rescued hedgehog. Photo: Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service

Fortunately, using small tools the firefighters were able to lift the hedgehog out of the drain before leaving it in the care of a neighbour, who will take care of it until it is ready to be returned to the wild.

The crew had returned to their station by 7pm.

The hedgehog after being rescued. Photo: Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service

The hedgehog after being rescued. Photo: Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service