It seems obesity is not just a human problem, it has spread into the animal world. In this case, it was a squirrel whose eyes were too big for it’s stomach.
Having cleverly mastered the ‘squirrel-proof’ birdfeeder in Christchurch, Dorest, this troublesome squirrel then took his prize and ate all the delicious nuts. So many nuts in fact, that his little stomach grew too big to escape from the feeder.
The RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) was called to release the pesky snacker. Insp Graham Hammond, came to the rescue and managed to widen the gaps between two of the bars with the aid of a crow-bar and a grasper. The squirrel, which was not hurt, escaped into the wilderness as soon as he could fit through the bars.
After the incident Insp Hammond said;
“As soon as the gap increased he shot off. I was slightly insulted.”