IT’S animal tragic for these hapless creatures rescued by the RSPCA this year.
A stallion needed saving after getting stuck on a gate while horsing around trying to reach his neigh-bours.
A tawny owl became stuck behind a fireguard after flying down a chimney
A foolish frog needed help after getting stuck in a drain cover in the Wirral
A stallion needed saving after getting stuck on a gate in Loughborough, Leics
It was spotted at a paddock in Loughborough, Leics, by a passerby – in one of around a million callouts for the animal charity this year.
A foolish frog managed to get himself trapped in a drain in the Wirral, Merseyside.
The RSPCA’s Leanne Cragg joked: “I’ve heard of toad in the hole – but this is my first frog in a drain!”
And in Ewelme, Oxfordshire, a family were left asking owl on Earth a bird managed to get trapped inside their fireplace.
They had heard noises coming from their chimney for days – and the tawny owl then came crashing down to the bottom and was wedged against their fireguard.
A ewe felt rather sheepish after getting caught in a metal feeder in Richmond, Surrey
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Other hilarious missions included a seal trapped in a treadmill and a fox with its head caught in a watering can – with Vaseline used to slip him free.
The RSPCA said: “More than one million calls are made to the RSPCA each year to report animals in need of help.
“Some certainly get themselves into some surprising situations.”
A 4ft Royal Python was found behind a tumble dryer in Merseyside
A greedy hedgehog got stuck after crawling inside a bird feeder
A badger needed a bit of help after getting his bottom wedged in a garden fence in Goddington, Kent
Rescuers were called to Sevenoaks, Kent, to help a fox cub who’d got a watering can stuck on his head
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