It appears that this rat in Germany put on a little too much poundage this past winter.
The rat was trying to climb through a sewer grate, when it became stuck; its belly was just too big.
A pair of teenage girls noticed the rat struggling, and notified their local firefighters. They, along with an animal rescue team, were able to prop open the manhole, secure a safety loop around the fat rat, and free her from her predicament.
Some commenters questioned why such an enormous effort was put into rescuing the rat. Michael Sehr, a professional animal rescuer from Rhein Necker who helped rescue the rat, said, “Even animals that are hated by many deserve respect.”
Via Fox News