Gholam Hafezi was mystified when he didn’t get a receipt for his 700 kronor ($104) withdrawal, but noticed instead what looked like a shoe lace hanging out of the machine, the local Västerbotten Folkblad newspaper reported.
Hafezi grabbed hold of it and to his amazement realized it was the tail of a mouse, with the head and the rest of the body stuck inside the machine.
“I pulled once more and then his tail came off,” said Hafezi who rushed in to the customer help desk at the neighbouring Coop Forum grocery store for help.
Staff at the store ignored his pleas, however, because the cash machine had nothing to do with the shop owners.
Hafezi eventually got help from staff who were looking after trolleys, and together they managed to extract the rest of the rodent from the machine
“One of them pulled out the mouse, and its head was left intact, although it was a little bloody. Then I got out my receipt,” Hafezi told the paper.
However, the shocked bank customer remains uncertain whether the rogue rodent survived the ordeal.
“I don’t know, but it was certainly still warm”, the shocked man replied, adding that he thought the mouse must have sneaked into the cash cartridge when the money was first loaded in.