Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Rogue Rodent

The tenacity is admirable, but it's a hamster!

Two crews used a chocolate-covered camera and a vacuum cleaner to try and locate missing Fudgie at six-year-old Zoe Appleby's home in Dunbar.

Fire crews spent five hours trying to recover the pet after it scuttled down a hole in the kitchen floor.

But, the hamster, who was being looked after for a friend during the holidays, is still refusing to come out.

In the search for Fudgie, firefighters took the family cooker and gas pipes to pieces. They also dropped a mini-camera coated with chocolate underneath the floorboards. They then hoped to suck out the furry rodent using a vacuum cleaner with a sock over the nozzle.

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