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7 firefighters, 3 trucks sent to rescue squirrel

After falling off a tree into a pond, the animal could not climb the concrete walls to get out

Indo-Asian News Service

LONDON — A team of seven firefighters rushed in three fire tenders when a squirrel fell from a tree and got stuck in a pond in Britain.

The squirrel could not climb back up the steep concrete walls and had to take refuge on a small island of rocks in the high street pond in Hertfordshire, a ceremonial county, Daily Mail reported.

Full story: 7 firefighters, 3 trucks sent to rescue squirrel

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Russ Gregston Russ Gregston Tuesday, January 08, 2013 6:26:23 AM Seriously! For a squirrel...
Donald Knight Donald Knight Tuesday, January 08, 2013 9:35:50 AM you have to be joking.
Mauricio Ulloa Mauricio Ulloa Tuesday, January 08, 2013 9:40:33 AM lol
Robert Douglas Gross Robert Douglas Gross Tuesday, January 08, 2013 9:42:02 AM As a training officer I would certainly take the opportunity to get some training in...but then I wouldn't tell anyone!
Mitch Travis Mitch Travis Tuesday, January 08, 2013 9:50:31 AM lol
Jim Riseborough Jim Riseborough Tuesday, January 08, 2013 9:52:13 AM I'm sure they didn't go out of service. if another call came in, they could pack up and leave. What if that squirrel was yours?
Russ Gregston Russ Gregston Tuesday, January 08, 2013 9:57:49 AM It would be a chew toy for my dog!
Everette Taylor Everette Taylor Tuesday, January 08, 2013 10:04:54 AM I don't have a problem with rescuing any type animal, however, that many men and that much equipment may have been a bit excessive. On the lighter side, I'm glad the squirrel is ok.
Ivan Bolgla Ivan Bolgla Tuesday, January 08, 2013 10:20:42 AM A 22 rifle could have taken care of the rescue and lunch
Everette Taylor Everette Taylor Tuesday, January 08, 2013 10:22:07 AM Awe, Chief! You'd shoot little Hammy from Over the Hedge??? LOL
Chris Wikeen Chris Wikeen Wednesday, January 09, 2013 8:32:53 AM We are a full service department and would of done the same thing, rescue the little guy but remain in service if another call came down. Good job to those guys for doing the right thing. The public loves you for it. Way to make points.
W Joseph Lacks W Joseph Lacks Saturday, January 12, 2013 5:00:25 AM GFD would have done the same.........
Bobby Coble Bobby Coble Saturday, January 12, 2013 6:56:17 PM On the surface, I have to say, sending that many resources for this was a bit excessive, and seemingly absurd. With that being said, I think it would have been a good training opportunity for new firefighters, but I would have left it to the rookies and the training officer not the entire on duty crew.
W Joseph Lacks W Joseph Lacks Thursday, February 14, 2013 4:54:14 PM LONG LIVE THE SQUIRELL.

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