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Hedgehog tastes freedom at fire station after fruit bowl ordeal

The animal was found wedged in metalwork forming part of the bowl after straying on to a property in Redditch, Worcestershire.

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The hedgehog was trapped at a property in Redditch (RSPCA/PA )

The hedgehog was trapped at a property in Redditch (RSPCA/PA )

The hedgehog was trapped at a property in Redditch (RSPCA/PA )

A hapless hedgehog which got stuck in a fruit bowl has been freed after being taken to a fire station.

The RSPCA said the animal was found at about 6.30am on Thursday wedged in metalwork forming part of the bowl, after straying on to a property in Redditch, Worcestershire.

An RSPCA spokeswoman said: “We were contacted by a concerned member of the public after they found a small hedgehog stuck in between decorative wires on a fruit bowl at a property in Stanley Close.

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The hedgehog was trapped in decorative wires (RSPCA/PA)

The hedgehog was trapped in decorative wires (RSPCA/PA)

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The hedgehog was trapped in decorative wires (RSPCA/PA)

“An officer attended and took the hedgehog and the fruit bowl to Redditch fire station, where a fire crew safely helped to free the hedgehog.

“Thankfully, the hedgehog was not injured following his ordeal. However as he was too tiny to be released he was transferred to a wildlife centre.”

The hedgehog will be released back into the wild when he has grown bigger, the spokeswoman added.

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