Thursday, October 25, 2007

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Fat squirrel gets stuck in bird feeder

A squirrel had to be rescued from a bird feeder after it had eaten so many nuts it could no longer squeeze through the bars, the RSPCA said today.
RSPCA inspector Graham Hammond was called in by a resident in Christchurch, Dorset, on October 17 after they found the animal stuck in the peanut-filled bird feeder.
Mr Hammond said that the squirrel had managed to climb into the wire-frame feeder but had lost its svelte figure after gorging itself on the nuts inside.
Inspector Hammond said: "This was quite an unusual rescue.
"I think this squirrel had eyes bigger than its stomach but after it had stuffed itself with nuts, it had a stomach too large to escape the feeder - one which ironically, was designed to be squirrel proof."
Mr Hammond said he was able to free the grey squirrel, which was unharmed and ran off immediately.

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'Oldest' elephant is a grouchy old woman

Carers of Vatsala, an elephant in her nineties, say she is a real grumpy old woman.
She's got no teeth, dotes on youngsters but gets grouchy when her arthritis flares up.
'She is just like a pensioner,' says Sanjeev Gupta of the Panna Tiger Reserve in India, where Vatsala lives.
'She is kind with the calves but is the first to give them a ticking off when they over-step the mark.'
The gentle giant came to the Madhya Pradesh sanctuary in 1971. She had already lost her teeth by then – meaning she was at least 50.
Her carers want to prove she is older than an 86-year-old elephant which holds the world record. Vatsala lives out her retirement being pampered, eating chopped grass and bamboo.
But, like most grandmothers, she's got a sweet tooth and loves sugar cane juice most.
Mr Gupta added: 'Vatsala is given extra respect. She always gets her own way.'