WhenÂ Rev Andy Anderson went to the rescue of two of God's creatures, his reward was not great.
He became stuck on the top of a roof in Southsea and was rescued by the fire brigade.
A pair of pigeons had become stuck in a gully at the edge of a rooftop garden in Western Parade and could not extend their wings to fly away. ButÂ Mr Anderson spotted the pair and went to their rescue.
At the time, he said: '˜I'm no great animal lover but I thought I couldn't leave them there and die.'
Mr Anderson, from North End, manoeuvredÂ down a steep slope on the rooftop, rescued the birds and then realised he was stuck.
'˜It was quite embarrassing thatÂ we had to call the fire brigade,' said Andrew, '˜they were quite impressed I managed to get down there in the first place.'