Squirrel gets into museum

A squirrel was found running around Portsmouth's natural history museum

A squirrel was found running around Portsmouth's natural history museum

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VISITORS were in for a surprise when a grey squirrel scurried through a museum’s roof before getting trapped in a glass display cabinet.

A visitor at Portsmouth Natural History Museum, in Eastern Parade, Southsea, spotted the creature moving around in the display about Portsdown Hill at about 2.30pm yesterday. Staff believe the squirrel got into the museum through a hole in the roof caused by the recent bout of bad weather. It then got through a tight gap into the display, which also contains a number of stuffed animals.

Staff closed the museum an hour early at 4.30pm so they could unlock the cabinet and let the squirrel out the front door.

Jane Singh, of Portsmouth City Council’s museum service, said: ‘The squirrel was successfully liberated.’

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