Chunky rat rescued from manhole in Germany

She apparently hasn't been hitting the gym that much lately.


NSFW    Aww! Animals!

BENSHEIM, GERMANY — A not so slim rat will live to eat another day after getting rescued by a whole bunch load of rescue workers from getting stuck in a manhole cover.

According to the BBC, animal rescuer Michael Sehr told local media, "she had a lot of winter flab and was stuck fast at her hip — there was no going forward or back."
Sehr is from the local professional animal rescue in Rhein Neckar[b] and was first on the scene, but Fatatouille was too much for him to handle, so he called in the big guns.
According to the local fire department, a whole mess of volunteer firefighters responded to the Sunday afternoon call.
The manhole cover was lifted up and propped up on wedges while Sehr went in and got Slim Shady free.
The team then did a quick photo shoot with Fats before releasing her back into the sewer.
The animal group posted the shots and the whole rescue video up on their Facebook page.
As for the rat, she said she's going to cut out carbs and maybe look into Atkins or Paleo, possibly some juice cleanses. But for sure—no gluten.
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