Trapped echidna saved from drain by firefighters

An echidna stuck in a Queensland stormwater drain has been rescued and released back into the wild.

Firefighters in the Rockhampton suburb of Berserker responded to a call from a member of the public at around 11am about the trapped echidna.

They conducted atmospheric testing in the drain before entering to make sure the air levels were not toxic.

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© QLD Fire & Emergency An echidna has been rescued by firefighters from a drain in Rockhampton.

Once it was determined to be safe, firefighters entered the drain and rescued the echidna.

A Queensland Fire and Emergency spokesperson said the spiky monotreme was safe and unharmed by the ordeal.

The animal was then released back into the wild in bushland adjacent to the drain it was stuck in.

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