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Dormouse Trapped In Bird Feeder Ate So Much That It Got Too Fat To Escape

A dormouse squeezed right into a chook feeder and acquired too fats to get out.

Social media customers are in stitches over a grasping dormouse that squeezed right into a chook feeder and feasted on seeds till it acquired too fats to flee. According to the BBC, the nocturnal creature on the Isle of Wight off the coast of UK went viral after for its hilarious footage that have been despatched to the Hampshire Dormouse Group and later posted on social media.

It is believed that the dormouse had been “plumping up for hibernation”. 

Well, plump up it did. So properly, actually, that it needed to be rescued from the chook feeder after getting too chubby to flee.

The creature was noticed napping contained in the chook feeder by a neighborhood who referred to as the Hampshire Dormouse Group for recommendation. The Group informed the resident to ease the dormouse out and launch it right into a hedgerow, reviews The Independent.


An endearing image of the dormouse was shared on Twitter by the People’s Trust for Endangered Species, a wildlife charity, final week.

The image shortly went viral on the microblogging platform, amassing hundreds of ‘likes’ and amused feedback. 

Catherine Hadler, from the Hampshire Dormouse Group, stated: “Everyone loves a chubby dormouse – it’s quite unusual to see them during the day.

“He was plumping up properly for hibernation. Safe to say this fatty will survive hibernation simply wonderful.”

Dormice are nocturnal animals found in Africa, Asia, and Europe. In the UK, the population of hazel dormice has declined due to loss of habitat.

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