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Fat beaver stuck in fence freed by soapy hands of Hamilton city worker

A beaver is trapped in a wrought iron fence on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 in a handout photo provided by the City of Hamilton.
Image Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-City of Hamilton
April 27, 2017 - 7:00 AM

HAMILTON - A fat beaver that got stuck in a fence in an Ontario city has been freed by the soapy hands of a municipal employee.

The City of Hamilton says an animal services officer went to a home around 12 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25, where she found a beaver — carrying excess fat from hibernation — wedged between two metal bars.

The city says Sarah Mombourquette used soap to help the beaver wiggle through the bars.

It says the beaver recovered at a shelter.

The beaver has since been transferred to Hobbitstee Wildlife Refuge in nearby Jordan, Ont.

The rodent needs time to recover from its injuries before it is released back into the wild.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2017
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