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Cheese proves a trap for robin.

THIS cheeky robin was left feeling pretty cheesed off when he tried to pinch food from a mousetrap.

For as he nibbled away at the cheese bait, the trap was sprung - and he was caught by the beak.

When RSPCA Inspector Krissy Raine was called to the home in the south of Middlesbrough, she feared the worst.

But luckily, only his beak was trapped and, after a "warm" in an RSPCA van, he was able to fly away to freedom.

Inspector Raine said: "Robins and mousetraps don't sound like a good combination and I was very worried about what I might find when I got there.

"But when I arrived, the householders told me the little chap was fine.

"Luckily it was only his beak that had got caught in the trap, so they had been able to release him and gently put him into a box to calm down and recover.

"When I checked the redbreast over, he was quite cold and appeared to be in shock.

"So I gave him some water and when I took him into my van, I switched the heaters to high.

"He soon perked up, and began to look so much better. It was a real privilege for me to handle that incident.

"I really didn't know robins like cheese."

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Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Nov 21, 2017
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