Animals Video

By Ellie Duncombe 

This hedgehog found himself in a HOLE lot of bother after falling into a pipe. 

The prickly customer was found wedged two foot down the pipe in East Sussex and is thought to have spent all day curled up inside after tumbling down the night before.

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Thankfully someone eventually spotted the creature’s predicament and rescuers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) were called in to help. 

Trevor Weeks MBE, founder of WRAS, said: “The hedgehog was not exactly small and filled the pipe. 

“There wasn’t any room for me to get my hands in to lift the hedgehog up so I had to use a dog grasper to try and free the hedgehog.” 

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It took Trevor three attempt to get the hedgehog out and he had to use a crowbar to help get the loop of the dog grasper in place properly.

He said: “I was so relived once I had the loop in place and I could lift the hedgehog to safety.

“The hedgehog was a boy and a good size and shape but I decided to bring him in for observations after being in the sun for most of the day.”