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.
“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.