Somerset

Hedgehog trapped in crisp packet in Weston-super-Mare

  • 31 October 2012
  • From the section Somerset
Hedgehog which was trapped in a crisp packet
The hedgehog will now be looked after by the centre

A baby hedgehog which found itself stuck in a crisp packet has been released after a three-and-a-half hour rescue involving six people.

The animal became trapped after it crawled into the empty wrapper in a railed off area near steps in Weston-super-Mare.

A shopkeeper heard rustling and saw the hedgehog - now named Crispian - stick his nose out.

Workers had to cut through the railings and help rescuers reach the hedgehog.

Jules Bishop, from Prickles Hedgehog Rescue, said Crispian crawled into the area as he was attracted to the warmth of the packet and the smell.

"He's thriving now and will be here all winter as he's so tiny," she said.

"I want to thank all the people involved because obviously without their commitment and dedication this little hog would have had no way to survive.

"He was very, very cold and dehydrated when I emptied him out of the crisp packet."

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