Meet the animal kingdom's latest breakout star: 'Fat Rat'

February 27, 2019 - 6:57 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The animal kingdom has produced yet another star for the world to fawn over: Germany's 'Fat Rat.'

The rotund rodent got caught in a sewer grate, which prompted firefighters to rescue it. 

"She had a lot of winter flab and was stuck fast at her hip - there was no going forward or back," said animal rescuer Michael Sehr.

Crews had to prop up the grate and use a rescue loop to pull the animal to freedom. A group of young women, who initially found the trapped curvaceous critter, thanked the firefighters with this sweet drawing of hearts surrounding the rat.   

"Even animals that are hated by many deserve respect," Sehr said.