Firefighters Rescue Very Fat Rat Stuck in Manhole Cover
Firefighters in Germany are getting praise from animal lovers around the world after a life saved: that of a very fat rat. An animal rescuer called the local volunteer fire department for backup Sunday when he couldn't free a sewer rat lodged in a manhole cover in Bensheim. First spotted by a young girl, the rat "had a lot of winter flab" and was stuck at the hip in a small hole, animal rescuer Michael Sehr says, per the BBC and Deutsche Welle. "There was no going forward or back."