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Chubby toad stuck in Norwich garden

A chubby toad had to be rescued from a garden decking in Norwich as it was stuck face down. Credit: RSPCA

A chubby toad had to be rescued from garden decking in Norwich as it was stuck face down.

Inspector Jason Finch from the RSPCA attempted to carefully try and release the toad with his hands, but he was concerned about hurting the toad’s delicate and soft body, so the homeowner kindly agreed to let him saw the wooden board to release the toad.

But then the toad had managed to wriggle and squeeze himself through the gap, and was completely trapped underneath the decking.

Inspector Fitch from the RSPCA managed to lift the toad to safety Credit: RSPCA

Luckily, after continuing to saw the wood, the inspector managed to lift the toad to safety.

There was no way he would have been able to get out from under the decking, so I carried on with my plan to saw the plank of wood and lever it up, where I was then able to lift the toad out to safety.

He was the biggest, fattest toad I have ever seen! I can only think he was after a nice fly or a juicy bug when he decided to stick his head down the gap. I released him near the garden pond and watched him hop off to where he belongs - all in a very successful rescue.

– RSPCA Inspector, Jason Finch

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Largest breeding colony of rare sea bird calls Norfolk its home

The UK's largest breeding colony of Little Terns is at Sea Palling. Credit: Kevin Simmonds

Norfolk has become home to the UK's largest breeding colony of a rare sea bird.

Little terns travel from West Africa to breed on our coasts each summer.

Monitoring has discovered 169 nests on an area of beach near Sea Palling in east Norfolk.

The RSPB said chicks would be starting to find their feet and urged visitors to the area to be careful.

The UK's largest breeding colony of Little Terns is at Sea Palling. Credit: Kevin Simmonds

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Postal worker's union slams 'unacceptable' rise in dog attacks

Video report by ITV News Anglia's Chloe Keedy.

A postal worker's union has described the number of dog attacks on post men and women as unacceptable.

There were more than 2,500 attacks in Britain last year Credit: ITV News Anglia

Figures reveal that there were more than 2,500 in Britain last year.

Peterborough was named as the postcode with the second highest number of dog attacks in the country, with 65.

There were 31 dog attacks on postal workers in Norwich last year, 25 in Chelmsford and in Ipswich there were also 25. In Northampton there were 29 attacks and in Cambridge there were 26.

Figures from Royal Mail reveal that Peterborough had the second highest number of dog attacks on postal workers last year Credit: ITV News Anglia

This week is the Royal Mail's fourth annual Dog Awareness Week which aims to encourage responsible dog ownership.

Dog to be put down after attacking 11-year-old and disfiguring his face

Chelmsford Magistrates Court

A dog is due to to be put down after it attacked an 11-year-old boy in Chelmsford and left his face disfigured.

The attack happened as the boy was visiting owner Stuart Harris’ son at his home in January.

Mr Harris from Crocus Way in Chelmsford, pleaded guilty to owning a dog that was dangerously out of control.

The court's ordered him to pay £5,000 compensation to the boy who was left scarred after Digby bit his face. He's received 22 stitches to his injuries.

The attack was the second the dog had carried out on a child.

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