14 Apr 2012

Hamster stuck to bars of cage by magnet

5:37 am on 14 April 2012

A hamster found itself stuck to the bars of its metal cage in England after chewing a magnet that had fallen off a Spiderman toy.

Kate Meech, of Bugbrooke, Northamptonshire, returned home from a day out to find the family pet, named Smurf, suspended in mid air.

After initial confusion, Mrs Meech spotted the outline of a circular object protruding from the pet's cheek.

She realised it had eaten a magnet and become attached to the metal bars.

The hamster had stashed the magnet inside its cheek and managed to push it out after a few days.