Somehow Nilo the donkey managed to get himself into a really tight spot when he fell into an open manhole in the Swiss town of Pratteln. The donkey had plunged hind-hooves-first into the manhole this past weekend.
Luckily for Nilo / Shreck, Bruno Schneider was passing by, noticed his predicament and called the police who, in turn, called the firemen from Basel out to rescue him.
The firemen rescuers promptly arrive and pulled Nilo out. They also nicknamed him Shrek because he reminded them of the donkey character in the movie. By the way, the donkey from Shreck is named, imaginatively, Donkey. (Scroll through for the video.)
Anyway, the police said that Nilo had suffered a few “flesh wounds”, but otherwise he was in good shape. “He was very cool”, said fire brigade spokesman Meinrad Stoeklin.
The 13-year-old is now recuperating back at his zoo.
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