Rat is freed from manhole by firefighters after biting one of them

Fat rat is freed from a manhole by firefighters – but not before the rotund rodent chomps one of the men saving it

  • Volunteer fire brigade rescued rat stuck in manhole cover in Germany yesterday
  • They arrived around 4.45pm in Bad Kreuznach, Rhineland-Palatinate
  • The rat bit into one of the rescuer’s gloves when they reached out to help it 

A volunteer fire brigade rescued a rat stuck in a hole in a manhole cover in Germany yesterday. 

The volunteer fire brigade arrived around 4.45pm in Steubenstrasse in Bad Kreuznach, Rhineland-Palatinate. 

The rodent bit into one of the rescuer’s gloves when they reached out to help it, which hurt the rat’s tooth and it began to bleed, Bild reported. 

A volunteer fire brigade had to rescue a rat which had become stuck in a manhole cover in Bad Kreuznach, Rhineland-Palatinate, around 4.45pm yesterday

The rescuers lifted the manhole cover and, using a wooden wedge, pushed the rat from below. 

In a rescue which last just under an hour, the rat fell into an animal rescue box which had been placed under the cover. 

They took the animal to the vets, where it was given something to eat and some pain medication to calm it down.  

The Freiwillige Feuerwehr Bad Kreuznach volunteer fire brigade rescued the animal and shared the photo on their Facebook page afterwards.

In February 2019, a fat rodent was spotted stuck in a drain in Bensheim, Germany. 

The rat had managed to get stuck in a drain cover and had to be rescued by nine firefighters.  

When rescuers arrived they were greeted by the unfortunate flabby animal wriggling and squeaking in the manhole cover, trying to free itself from the tiny gap.

A firefighter used an animal capture noose to grab hold of the rat as other rescuers lifted up the cover with crowbars. 

They managed to free the struggling the distressed creature by wedging the manhole cover open to push the rat through. 

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