Vacuum cleaner saves hamster
‘A hamster was rescued from inside a pipe by being sucked up on the end of a vacuum cleaner.
Henry the hamster managed to get trapped in a pipe – that measured 10cm wide and 4ft deep – in the kitchen of a house in Tamworth, Staffordshire.
His owner, from Crossfell, Stonydelph, asked for the assistance of two street wardens after the RSPCA couldn’t help and other rescue attempts failed.
The wardens tried a number of ways to reach Henry, including tying a number of hamster ladders together and Curly Wurly bars tied to a piece of string.
As a last resort they attached a crevice tool to the vacuum cleaner and sucked Henry out. ‘