While we have all heard stories about firemen being called to rescue cats struck in trees, things turned out a bit differently in Northern Ireland, where firefighters in the town of Omagh, reached new heights after being called to rescue a rabbit from the roof of a local home after it had been swept up there by high winds during winter storm Gertrude on Friday.
Apparently gusts from Gertrude toppled Bumper the bunny’s hutch and catapulted him skyward before dumping him on the top of his owner’s bungalow on Deverney Road.
According to a company spokesperson, firefighters from Bravo Watch Omagh were received the distress call at 9:16 am and sent a single truck to the scene. After assessing the situation, they set up an extension ladder and were finally able to coax the terrified black and white rabbit closer with a “carrot to calm his nerves” and grab him with a water rescue pole before bringing him back down to solid ground..”
All went well and Bumper was reportedly returned to his family safe and sound.