Hedgehog caught in fence © RSPCA

We and fire service came to the aid of a hedgehog who had gorged on a few too many worms and got himself stuck in a gate in Suffolk over the summer.

The hog misjudged his own girth and got himself stuck between the railings of a gate, in Newmarket, on June 14.

A passer-by spotted the prickly porker in a tight spot and called us. We then turned to local firefighters for help to free him. Specialist equipment was used to widen the bars so he could be lifted out safely.

After spending a night in our care to ensure he was unhurt, the hedgehog was returned to the wild the following day.

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