House Sparrow rescued by firefighters


A House Sparrow has been rescued by firefighters after it got caught up in some string.

A crew from Maiden Newton, Dorset, scaled a ladder to rescue that sparrow that had the string stuck around its neck. A spokesman for the brigade said: "Out on a shout this evening to rescue a sparrow that had a length of string around its neck.

The House Sparrow being rescued (Maiden Newton Fire Station).

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"It had returned to roost and was spotted by a local youngster. We used a nine-metre ladder to bring it back to earth before cutting it free."