Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Firefighters in Australia were summoned to a power pole to rescue a possum that was stuck in the pole's protective cover.
Fire and Rescue New South Wales said crews responded to a power pole in Umina after being contacted by the Wildlife Information Rescue and Education Service charity.
WIRES said the possum was found trapped deep inside the pole guard.
The firefighters used specialist rescue equipment to guide the possum through the guard to freedom.
The animal was taken for veterinary assessment by WIRES and will be released back into the wild.