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PICTURES: The RSPCA's most unusual rescues from 2018

A man had a fright when he sat down for breakfast to discover a snake in his cereal box, an animal charity said as it revealed its most surprising rescues of the last year.


It was one of a series of incidents highlighted by the RSPCA as they rounded up their top animal rescues of 2018, including a venomous scorpion, a cat impaled on railings, and a hamster rescued by a hand-crafted ladder after being stuck in a pipe for almost a week.

A fox was found wedged in a front car grille more than 12 hours after being hit in an accident
A fox was found wedged in a front car grille more than 12 hours after being hit in an accident
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A cat who got wedged inside a tumble dryer air vent at her home in Kidderminster, Worcestershire
A cat who got wedged inside a tumble dryer air vent at her home in Kidderminster, Worcestershire
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RSPCA animal collection officer Glenn Baird had to use butter to free her. He said: I put butter inside the pipe using a lolly stick, removed the vent cover with my hammer and pushed her. Luckily, she slid right out.
RSPCA animal collection officer Glenn Baird had to use butter to free her. He said: I put butter inside the pipe using a lolly stick, removed the vent cover with my hammer and pushed her. Luckily, she slid right out.
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A fox cub who got his head stuck in the hole of an abandoned car wheel in Leyton, London
A fox cub who got his head stuck in the hole of an abandoned car wheel in Leyton, London
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