Wild Fat Rat Gets Stuck In Manhole Cover, Firefighters Had To Rescue Her

Photo by YouTube/ Berufstierrettung Rhein Neckar

Sometimes life just doesn’t care how bad your day is already and will shower you with additional plights. The outcome of that can often be embarrassing for you and hilarious for others, like what happened to a fat rat in Germany who got stuck in a manhole cover after squeezing through the small hole.


During one cold morning in Hochdorf-Assenheim near Frankfurt, Germany, a fat rat was having a really bad day. Usually, they have no problem going in and out of sewers but the said rat apparently was too thick to finish climbing through the said hole. As a result? Her top half is exposed in broad daylight for everyone to see, the worst part was that she couldn’t do anything about it:

Photo by YouTube/ Berufstierrettung Rhein Neckar

It actually took a squad of firefighters to rescue the thick girl. Initially, the fat rat was spotted by good Samaritans who then contacted a local animal rescue. So, animal rescuer Michael Sehr went into the aid of fat Minnie, but the rat’s predicament proved too much for Sehr to handle. This prompted Sehr to call the firefighters:

“[The rat] had a lot of winter flab and was stuck fast at her hip – there was no going forward or back,” explained Sehr. Still, Sehr believed that animals “that are hated by many deserve respect.” It was the fire brigade that got her out and Andreas Steinbach, one of the rescuers even claimed that the rat “looked back as if to say ‘thanks, and yes, I need to go on a diet!'” after the rescue.


The fat rat was released immediately back into the sewer after being rescued where she will now flee in embarrassment to another city to assume a different name and start a new life.

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