Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
Manchester Hamster Hits the Headlines With Daring Escape
A family in Manchester feared the worst when their pet hamster disappeared. But experts and family members came up with an ingenious plan to save the day.
Every pet owner knows the heartache and worry that can be caused when a cherished family pet disappears, and every householder knows the trouble and expense that can be caused by blocked drains
. However, one family in Manchester found itself in a situation that could be straight out of a Pixar animation film as the two situations bizarrely collided and their beloved hamster, Fang, had the adventure of a lifetime.
The great escape
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Andy Sykes' Hamster Ladder[/caption]
Six-year-old Zac Sykes had left Fang running round the house in his exercise ball, while he sat watching television with his father, Andy. It seems that Fang's enthusiasm was too much for the plastic ball. Before Zac or Andy knew it, one of the sides had broken away, and Fang was off and running.
Andy commented: “I could see him pottering about in his exercise ball. But when I looked again, I realised he was in the corner of the kitchen.” Father and son rushed to grab the fugitive rodent, but Fang was just too fast, slipping out of Andy's grasp and diving for cover behind the kitchen cupboards.
The search for Fang
Andy called in further assistance from his father-in-law to dismantle the cupboards and pull out the washing machine, but Fang was nowhere to be found. While the rescue team were busy with their power tools, he had crept through a gap in the skirting board and found his way under the house, using a hole adjacent to the fresh water supply.
At this point, the search went cold, and the