East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service's rescuers were called to Meadow Place Uckfield to reports of a hedgehog stuck in a wall in a garden. Rescuers Katie Nunn Nash and Chris Riddington attended on site and were greeted with quite a challenge.
At the bottom of the 4ft breeze block wall was a 500 gram hedgehog in need of help. The wall was holding the garden in place so removing parts was going to be difficult. The caller did try and remove the top block but the concrete was solid.
"We used a dog grasper, a pair of grips and a fence pole, also a lot of patience, frustration and blood, sweat and a few tears, after an hour the grateful hedgehog was rescued" said Duty Rescue Co-ordinator Chris Riddington.
The hedgehog was taken back to WRAS's Hospital at Whitesmith where it is now being monitored for 48 hours.