A grey squirrel has been rescued in amazing circumstances, freed from the grill of a car in the North Wales area.

RSPCA Cymru was called after the squirrel became wedged between the grill and radiator of the moving car, in Llanberris on Sunday 13 December.

An RSPCA inspector attended the scene, and enlisted the help of a local garage – Moduron Maethlu Motors – who attended free of charge, and cut a hole in the vehicle to help set the squirrel free.

Mike Pugh, RSPCA inspector, said:

“This remarkable squirrel had been through an unbelievable ordeal, somehow getting through the grill of a moving car!

“RSPCA Cymru is grateful to Moduron Maethlu Motors for supporting us, and attending on a Sunday – without charge – to help this squirrel out. They were happy to attend straight away to help an animal, which was amazing.

“Thankfully, the animal found its way to freedom through a hole which the mechanic had made for it. This was an quite incredible rescue.

“Undoubtedly, the kindness of this Llangefni garage is further evidence as to how communities, working together, can do great things for animal welfare.”

Aled Thomas, General Manager of Moduron Maethlu Motors, added:

“It was a bit of a shock to be asked to rescue a squirrel trapped inside of a car!

“But when RSPCA Cymru got in touch, we explained that to help a distressed animal, we would provide a mechanic immediately and free-of-charge. It was our pleasure to help.

“Damien, our mechanic, jumped straight in his van, and we’re just pleased the squirrel is now free.”

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