At least eight firefighters looked at the sewer manhole. Two of them grabbed his heavy metal cover, which was discovered by heavy tools. A man dressed in a black tactical vest and thick gloves dipped to the ground, carefully focusing on the situation prevailing in front of him. On a Sunday afternoon, in the German city of Bensheim, which was firmly wedged into the hole in the canal lid, a round rat was found that still did not shed those awkward winter pounds – and she had a full fricoate.
A whimsical cryptor tried everything to avoid his unsuccessful situation, turning his fluffy brown body from side to side and fiercely pushing his hind legs, but nothing came out. The rats are stuck and will probably remain so unless they get help.
Enter rescuers from a local non-profit animal, Berufstierrettung Rhein Neckar, and a whole group of fire brigade volunteers.
A rat ̵
do not make any difference between animals, "said Andreas Steinbach, press secretary of the animal rescue organization, in The Washington Post interview. "We do not kill animals, but save them."
It started with a call. The children found that the rat rat that had fallen into the manhole cover and two rescuers were sent to the scene, said Steinbach. But when they arrived in a town about 50 minutes south of Frankfurt, the volunteers soon realized that it was much more difficult to get to the rats than simply pulling it out. stuck on his thighs – nothing went forward and nothing returned, "said German news agency STA Michael Sher, one of the lifeguards, reports Deutsche Welle on Monday.
Salvation, which was observed more than 895 thousand times in the beginning of Wednesday, the cries of a rat piercing the air, as he desperately tries to free himself.
"Everything is OK, girl", the person who takes pictures, speaking in English, sounds. A few seconds later, outside the window behind the window, around eight firemen, deliberately stepping into the hatch.
After a brief discussion and assessment of the situation, the group gets a job.
A pole with a regulated loop is used at the end. to fix the rat. The fireman, equipped with a screw-like tool, raises the heavy hatch of the hatch, and the other two below it put black blocks to keep it raised. All this time the animal is still shouting.
Several attempts have been made to push the rat from behind, but it is unlikely to move. Then the lid is repositioned to be perpendicular to the ground, allowing the lifeguard to come to the rat from a better angle.
More maneuvering occurs until the rat suddenly pops out, but its full coverage on the display when it dangles
Despite the painful release that lasted about 30 minutes, the ugly creature was completely intact said Steinbach. He added that the rat was released shortly afterwards.
The success of the mission prompted the children who made the first call, to present a sign of gratitude to the rescuers: a picture of a brown rat surrounded by a heart. "Danke!" Or, thank you, the note on the illustration is read.
But Steinbach said that the children are not alone grateful. Before going out, the rat also came back for a while to thank the group.
He "took a little look back," Steinbach said, as if "Thank you so much, and I know that I should
On Facebook, the rescue pictures were more than 4,500 responses, as at the beginning of Wednesday. Hundreds of commentators thanked organizations and firefighters, praising them for having discovered so much kindness. Salvation soon became a trendy moment on Twitter.
"So the light is a good thing in the tired world," wrote one person. "Thank you for your compassion."
Another person commented: "Thank you for saving this little rat. Rats are obscure creatures. They love and smart. "
It does not take much time for loose rats to attract fans.
"We love a loose queen," said BuzzFeed.
"We are all fat rats," one Twitter user wrote .
Steinbach said he had no idea why this particular rescuer – an organization made over 2500
"It was a normal day for us," he said.
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