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People Are Laughing At A Fat Rat That Got Stuck In Sewer Grate And Needed Fire Brigade To Save Her
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People Are Laughing At A Fat Rat That Got Stuck In Sewer Grate And Needed Fire Brigade To Save Her

Rescue groups often witness strange predicaments animals get themselves into. Take for instance this rat who got so chubby over the winter, that she couldn’t wiggle herself out of a sewer grate. Luckily, kind-hearted people were ready to help set the urban rodent free.

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It all happened a couple of days ago when two little girls heard a loud squick coming from a nearby sewer, then they noticed a poor chunky rat completely stuck in the grate.

Girls’ family called a local animal rescue organization, Berufstierrettung Rhein Neckar, operating in Germany. When they arrived, they realized they will not be able to get the rat out without the right tools so they called the only other place that could help – fire department.

While many people consider rats to be pests and some probably wouldn’t even bother saving the animal, the whole fire brigade arrived to lend a hand.

In no time the rat was rescued successfully and experienced no injuries. Then she was released back to the sewer and let’s just hope she won’t get stuck in the grate again.

After the rescue operation was complete the two girls thank firemen for saving the animal and drew them an adorable picture of a rat.

Watch the whole rescue operation below

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Bill
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3 years ago

My cat would have "helped"

elfin
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3 years ago

Mine would watch. Then get bored and wander off.

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Dani
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3 years ago

Aww my rat Mildred died about a week ago but she was so fat this def would have happened to her :) miss you Milly

Nikki D
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3 years ago

Aww, I'm so sorry about your pet, rats are so exceptionally loving and attached to their owners. I've never met a pet rat who didn't want to cuddle!

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Gilda Farrell
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3 years ago

Humanity is so weird. We can exterminate whole colonies of rats and feel a sense of relief after the job is done. But let one be caught in a grate, and look cute and helpless, then we run to rescue it. What if the rat had been stuck in a rat trap? Would anyone have called for help?

Parmeisan
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3 years ago

I think the only reason they helped is because of the two little girls who reported it. In that regard it reminds me of the time my cat was crying through the window at this mouse stuck in our window well and I told my dad so he rescued it and let it go in the park. After I was like "why did you let it go" and he said it was because I was watching. :P I was young-ish but not so young that I didn't know mice/rats are not usually treated that humanely.

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Bill
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3 years ago

My cat would have "helped"

elfin
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3 years ago

Mine would watch. Then get bored and wander off.

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Dani
Community Member
3 years ago

Aww my rat Mildred died about a week ago but she was so fat this def would have happened to her :) miss you Milly

Nikki D
Community Member
3 years ago

Aww, I'm so sorry about your pet, rats are so exceptionally loving and attached to their owners. I've never met a pet rat who didn't want to cuddle!

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Gilda Farrell
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3 years ago

Humanity is so weird. We can exterminate whole colonies of rats and feel a sense of relief after the job is done. But let one be caught in a grate, and look cute and helpless, then we run to rescue it. What if the rat had been stuck in a rat trap? Would anyone have called for help?

Parmeisan
Community Member
3 years ago

I think the only reason they helped is because of the two little girls who reported it. In that regard it reminds me of the time my cat was crying through the window at this mouse stuck in our window well and I told my dad so he rescued it and let it go in the park. After I was like "why did you let it go" and he said it was because I was watching. :P I was young-ish but not so young that I didn't know mice/rats are not usually treated that humanely.

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