No doubt this critter was feeling a little flushed when it wound up trapped inside a sewage pipe, but fortunately for it a kindly human came to its rescue. But while the rescuer was being a hero, there was movement behind him, and the figure spotted in the background was displaying an all-too-human emotion.
East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS) is a voluntary organization based in south-east England. They respond to emergency calls from the public and other animal welfare groups, offering aid to wild animals that would otherwise have to fend for themselves.
The East Sussex WRAS is a free service to call and utilize; it stays in business through generous donations. Their rescue hotlines can receive up to 3,000 calls a year, and they can respond as advisors to a situation as well as take decisive action when needed.