Fire engine call out to rescue hedgehog

Jun 16, 2012 Full story: Falmouth Packet 10

A fire crew from St Austell were called out to help a hedgehog this afternoon, which had become trapped in a drain.

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Hadrian

Wallington, UK

#1 Jun 16, 2012
This is a waste of taxpayers money
Sean O Stealdonkey

London, UK

#4 Jun 16, 2012
that was our fookin dinner, yese gobshite bastids. Sure we called out the Foire Brigade to save the hedghog, or what would we have to eat? wouldyese want us travelling folk to starve, ye bastid fooker gobshites?
ronan

UK

#5 Jun 17, 2012
Hadrian wrote:
This is a waste of taxpayers money
Rescuing animals in trouble is not a waste of money; it shows that Brits are animal lovers.

Since: Mar 12

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#6 Jun 17, 2012
if the Fire service of the UK was not so pathetic this would be funny,they will stand and watch as someone drowns in 3' of water but send a pump to rescue an hedgehog!FFS
Giggs

Manchester, UK

#7 Jun 17, 2012
ronan wrote:
<quoted text>
Rescuing animals in trouble is not a waste of money; it shows that Brits are animal lovers.
I have to agree with you hear Ronan.

I like Hedgehogs better than Pakies.
I can read

Falkirk, UK

#8 Jun 17, 2012
mikev483 wrote:
if the Fire service of the UK was not so pathetic this would be funny,they will stand and watch as someone drowns in 3' of water but send a pump to rescue an hedgehog!FFS
That's hardly the fire service' fault. They're bogged down by the same health and safety crap everyone else is.

As for them rescuing a hedgehog, so what? If there was an actual fire then they'd leave the hedgehog and go try to save some people.

If there isn't an actual fire they have the choice of sitting about the fire house playing cards or getting some on the job training in rescuing 'something' which is stuck down a drain.

If they didn't act like that, think how it would destroy our literary heritage.

Little Timmy gets stuck down the well and after lassie or skippy alert the other humans to his trouble the fire service turn up and say 'weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeellllll, we've never done this before. If only we'd practiced on hedgehogs'.

Since: Mar 12

Location hidden

#9 Jun 18, 2012
I can read wrote:
<quoted text>
That's hardly the fire service' fault. They're bogged down by the same health and safety crap everyone else is.
As for them rescuing a hedgehog, so what? If there was an actual fire then they'd leave the hedgehog and go try to save some people.
If there isn't an actual fire they have the choice of sitting about the fire house playing cards or getting some on the job training in rescuing 'something' which is stuck down a drain.
If they didn't act like that, think how it would destroy our literary heritage.
Little Timmy gets stuck down the well and after lassie or skippy alert the other humans to his trouble the fire service turn up and say 'weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeellllll, we've never done this before. If only we'd practiced on hedgehogs'.
no its not their fault,but if the health and safety mob impose stupid regulations on the fire service who accept them without resistance,they have to take some of the blame,(after all they are quick enough to strike when it suits them)i work with two firefighters on a regular basis have done for years,and they would be the first to tell you that the UK fire service has become a joke,they tell me when they first became firefighters it was an institution to be proud of,not so much these days.
CSMD

London, UK

#10 Jun 19, 2012
Heart warming story of the day :-)

However, if it had of rained very heavy and this poor hedgehog was down the last drain in a line of drains then he could have blocked it and there would be muchos water all over the place and flodded houses and so on and so forth.
Hedgehog Soup

San Angelo, TX

#11 Jun 19, 2012
Let's hope that after going to all this trouble and expense, somebody knows how to cook the damn thing.
Revo

Birmingham, UK

#12 Jun 19, 2012
ronan wrote:
<quoted text>
Rescuing animals in trouble is not a waste of money; it shows that Brits are animal lovers.
But spending money on human beings in the Falklands is though, ehhh Ronob

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