Trapped pet squirrel causes U.K. train delay

By Daniel Uria
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LONDON, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- An English train company announced possible delays after an escaped pet squirrel became trapped on one of its trains.

Southeastern railway provided an update via its Twitter account, warning of potential delays from Orpington on Tuesday.


"Trains from Orpington may be delayed due to a pet squirrel being stuck behind a grill on a train," the railway said.

The railway explained the squirrel had gotten trapped in a vent underneath the seat as the owners attempted to coax it out.

The squirrel's owners refused to leave the train until they had their pet, forcing the operators to divert the train back to Victoria to avoid further delays, according to ITV.

Ultimately the owners were able to safely lure the squirrel out of the grill and the train continued on its way.

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