Northamptonshire firefighters use cutting gear to free trapped FERRET

Rodent Lilly is latest in line of animal rescues across the county

Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 4:53 pm
Updated Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 4:54 pm

Firefighters pulled off a dramatic rescue using specialist cutting equipment ... to free a trapped FERRET.

Crews from Daventry let loose the furry rodent, called Lilly, after her worried owner took her along to the local fire station on Wednesday night.

It took a couple of quick snips of the wire and about three minutes to cut her out.

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Daventry firefighters rushed to rescue a ferret stuck in a cage

Earlier this month, another crew from Daventry plucked a duckling to safety after it got stuck in a drain in Towcester while Corby hamster, Tammy, was reunited with her seven-year-old owner after firefighters used thermal imaging equipment to find her behind some skirting board.

And in January a terrified iguana took the quickest way out of a smoke-filled house in Corby by jumping on a firefighter's head.

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