An operation was underway to rescue a squirrel trapped on the seaward side of the west pier, by the lighthouse, in Ramsgate today (September 16).
Harbour staff had to organise a work boat to rescue the squirrel which was soaked through, and clinging to the pier wall.
The distressed animal was spotted by crew on a pilot boat but there was not a net on board to scoop it up with.
Port Control then organised the rescue. They contacted an angling vessel in the area. Staff on the Black Sea used a net to help the animal off the wall and released it to safety.
A Port Control worker said: “There was a squirrel rescued earlier today. They rescued it with a net and it ran off merrily.”
How did it manage to get there good luck saving it hopping they do manage to get it saved.
This is what makes us the country we all love. The desire to rescue this poor squirrel marooned on a wall by the harbour clinging to life. I do hope he/she can be reached in time. Please let us know as soon as it reaches dry land in one piece(hopefully). The British spirit will live on come what may-brilliant! Thanks for broadcasting this story.
Sylvia nicely said my sentiments to
Yes squirrels safe and sound after being saved. We’ll done all involved
Thanks for letting us know ?
And yet some people seem happy to see asylum seekers drown in The English Channel. Yes, what a country we have become.
Can see your point but it did make a change to have a squirrel story which ended happily with no trace of racial/political bias…….too much to hope for perhaps…..
what a lovely story, surprised it wasn’t picked up by national news
Love it,don’t mess about get the squirrel,if only our politicians were as quick.?