Chubby cheeked charmer lives to nibble another Smart Sack
A hamster, who was seconds away from being crushed after it was
chucked into a recycling bank, has been saved by eagle eyed council
The chubby cheeked charmer was found in a recycling nk near Holborn
House, DuCane Road.
The small rodent, a Roborovski Dwarf, survived a freezing cold
December night before he was found nibbling through a Smart Sack
surrounded by sawdust.
Councilor Nicholas Botterill says, "We do get more contamination of
recycling around Christmas but officers don't normally find hamsters
smiling back at them when they check the recycling banks."
The furry rodent hails from an Asian breed that loves warm weather and
has now been named Chilly by new owner Isabel Anderson.
Isabel, 12, says, "I can't believe he's still alive after what
happened, but he's doing fine now. He's really furry and I think
that's what saved him."
Councilor Botterill concludes, "The Smart Sacks and Banks can take
aerosols, cans, card, glass, paper and plastic bottles, with no need
to sort. We just don't know how this animal got into the recycling
although I am sure it wasn't a deliberate attempt to 'recycle' it. We
are just very pleased that it has found a new owner.
"We try to make sure the facts about what can and can't be recycled
are communicated effectively to everyone but occasionally people do
December 29, 2006