Squirrel inside a Squirrel-proof feeder

The juvenile squirrel had become temporarily trapped after squeezing through the bars of a squirrel-proof feeder!
The squirrel had become temporarily trapped after squeezing through the bars of a squirrel-proof feeder!

Volunteer rescuers were called out this morning to a squirrel trapped inside what is supposed to be a squirrel-proof bird feeder. When rescuers arrived at the address in Vicarage Lane, Hellingly, the squirrel was frantically trying to get out, going round in circles and chewing at the plastic and wire.

As rescuers approached, the squirrel became more lively and the adrenaline gave the squirrel enough of a push to free itself and run off down the garden unharmed.

“This is a common problem, especially with juvenile squirrels at this time of year when they are not fully grown and can just about squeeze through the bars and after eating they can sometimes find it a bit harder to get out again” said Trevor Weeks MBE founder of East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service.

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Press contact:
Trevor Weeks MBE - East Sussex WRAS: 01825 873003 or 07931 523958

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