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Swedish beaver rescued after two days on rock

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Swedish beaver rescued after two days on rock
08:10 CEST+02:00
A beaver stuck on a rock in eastern Sweden was saved on Sunday night by emergency workers who carried out a dramatic rescue to bring the creature back to safety.

Gästrike County emergency crews were dispatched after reports from a concerned citizen about a beaver that had been sitting on the same rock in the Dala River near Älvkarleby for at least 48 hours.

The rock was located near a hydropower station, making it difficult for the animal to make its way safely back to land.

"It was very close to a turbine where there is a very strong current in the water," emergency worker Anders Bergström told the local Gefle Dagbladet (GD) newspaper.

According to Bergström, rescue workers used a net to hoist the beaver up and away from the danger posed by the rushing waters.

Bergström poked fun at the beached beaver's swimming abilities when answering a question about whether or not beavers can indeed swim.

"Obviously not this one," he told the TT news agency.

The beaver was then transported to the calmer waters of a nearby lake.

"It went well," Bergström told GD, emphasizing that while calls about rescuing a dog or a cat are fairly common, beaver calls are rather out of the ordinary.

"As far as I know, this is the first time," he said.

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