Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Firefighters called for a rescue from a tree

Firefighters were called out to rescue an iguana from a 45ft tree, which turned out to be nothing more than a green branch.
Residents who thought they saw a reptile moving among the leaves called the RSPCA, who in turn contacted the fire brigade.
A fireman scaled the tree on an aerial platform and only realized that the animal in danger was in fact just a green branch when he was 25ft up in the air.

Colin Horwood, animal rescue advisor for Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, said: "The branch bore a striking resemblance to an iguana when seen from the ground. I have never seen anything like it.
"We take all animal rescues seriously but in this case it was a good intent false alarm."The sighting was more credible because the RSPCA had rescued another iguana in the same area of Cove, near Farnborough, the week before

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