A HAMSTER hamster, Old World rodent, related to the voles, lemmings, and New World mice. There are many hamster species, classified in several genera. All are solitary, burrowing, nocturnal animals, with chunky bodies, short tails, soft, thick fur, and large external cheek was freed by firefighters in Ellesmere Port Ellesmere Port, town and district (1991 pop. 78,800), Cheshire, W central England. Ellesmere Port, located on the Manchester Ship Canal near its junction with the Shropshire Union Canal and the entrance into the Mersey estuary, is the principal town of the district. yesterday after getting its head stuck between the bars of its cage.
The hamster wedged its head between the narrow metal bars as its owner tried to clean the cage.
When she could not free her pet, she took the hamster and cage to her local fire station.
Firefighters said they were astonished a·ston·ish
tr.v. as·ton·ished, as·ton·ish·ing, as·ton·ish·es
To fill with sudden wonder or amazement. See Synonyms at surprise. when the woman revealed the problem. Cheshire Fire Service said: "It was certainly a very unusual job. The hamster was stuck firmly between the bars of the cage. We used the cutters we usually use for removing jewellery such as rings which are stuck.
"We cut the bars around the neck and released the hamster.
The owner and the hamster were both very relieved."
The hamster was uninjured.