A German fire brigade squad rescued a fat rat stuck in a manhole at Bad-Kreuznach yesterday.
However, it came at a mighty cost. According to reports, the team of firefighters arrived around 4:45 pm. As a volunteer attempted to help a rat out, he received a not so welcoming present. And that’s when the fat rodent bit inside one of the firefighter’s gloves. The incident caused damage to the rat’s tooth. Hence, he started to bleed profusely on the spot.
But how did the rescuers take the rodent out? Reports confirmed that the firefighters executed each of their steps well. They lifted the giant manhole cover. As a result, this paved way for the rodent’s escape. Soon, they made use of a wooden wedge to push the rodent from below.
The entire rescue operation lasted for an hour. At that point in time, the rodent fell inside the animal retrieval or rescue box. Luckily, the firefighters placed the box beneath the cover. And that assisted their entire operation.
After the rather bizarre rescue, the firefighters took the furry creature to the nearby vet clinic. Here, doctors examined him and fed him with some food. After that, they attempted to give him some medication too. The entire aim of rescuers revolved around making the rodent calm.
Moreover, after the successful rodent rescue and recovery process, the German fire brigade squad took pictures of the entire event. Soon, they shared images relating to the operation on their Facebook page. But this isn’t the first time that Germany witnessed such a heroic rat rescue attempt.
In 2019, a similar incident took place when rescue teams received reports regarding a rat stuck inside a drain. Therefore, authorities dispatched a large team of 9 firefighters to the exact location. Upon arrival, the fire brigade saw a large, flabby creature, wriggling around.
It attempted to release itself from the rather tiny gap.But after unsuccessful attempts, it needed assistance.
On that note, one firefighter made use of a capture noose to attain a hold on the rat.Simultaneously, the other rescuers lifted the main cover-up using crowbars. And in the end, it was a successful retrieval and rescue operation too.