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Stranded squirrel safe after telegraph pole rescue by firefighters

16:19 12 November 2015

This squirrel was not trapped up a telegraph pole. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire

This squirrel was not trapped up a telegraph pole. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire

Firefighters were called to help rescue a squirrel stranded on a telegraph pole in Gorleston, near Great Yarmouth, this morning.

A fire crew from Gorleston were called out to assist with the rescue at 9.50am this morning.

They used short extension ladder to help the stuck squirrel make its way safely off the pole.


  • Grey squirrells are legally classed as vermin. I thought that once captured it was illegal to release them.

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    Newsmaster Excalibur

    Sunday, November 15, 2015

  • It's not April 1st is it? When they are talking about taking an appliance away from Sudbury plus other cuts then wasting money getting a squirrel from a pole is crazy. A squirrel can jump that far. It would have been easier & cheaper for somebody with an air rifle to have shot it & then put it in the oven.

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    Curly Dave

    Friday, November 13, 2015

  • Do you accidentally write the ludicrous captions to your photographs, or have you done years of training?

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    James Lakin

    Thursday, November 12, 2015

  • A squirrel stuck up a telegraph pole? They run up and down trees with no problems. I think this squirrel should consider more carefully whether this was really an emergency before it dialled 999.

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    Ted Maul

    Thursday, November 12, 2015

  • Thank goodness there was a fire crew on hand to be able to respond. With the budget cuts to the service that are being proposed in some areas, one can only imagine what might have happened if the funding simply wasn't there to attend incidents like this.

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