Somebody has to lay off the bark and tree limbs!
It was animal services to the rescue yesterday when an adult beaver, carrying a little extra winter weight, was found stuck in a fence on private property in Upper Stoney Creek.
A release from the City of Hamilton points to the beaver having some “excess fat from a long winter hibernation.”
Officer Sarah Mombourquette used soap to help the animal, whose rear end couldn’t quite make it through the wrought-iron bars.
After the rescue, the beaver was taken to Hamilton Animal Services for a rest.
It has since been sent to the Hobbitstee Wildlife Refuge in Jarvis, Ont., where it will be rehabilitated and released back into the wild.
He’s also been ordered to lay off the chips and snacks!