1. ITV Report

Students find distressed squirrel stuck in their toilet

A group of students found a distressed squirrel stuck in a toilet at their shared house in Southwark, south London.

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In one of their more unusual rescues the RSPCA was called to the property to release him back into the wild.

The rodent gripped onto a mop handle and was lifted out before being cleaned.

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I think he must have come into this house through the roof and slipped into the toilet.

It was certainly one of the most unusual rescues I’ve ever carried out - I did rescue a bat stuck in the plughole of a sink last year but I think this one takes the crown!

– Kirstie Gillard, RSPCA
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Some of the most bizarre rescues RSPCA staff have faced include:

  • A gull fell into a vat of cold Tandoori curry - turning him bright orange
  • A ewe was left feeling sheepish after getting a traffic cone stuck on her head which had to be removed by an inspector and set free
  • Cagney the Lhasa Apso had to be rescued after getting stuck in an electric reclining chair at a house
  • An animal collection officer arrived at a house to find a corn snake stuck in the head of the vacuum cleaner