“There are many types of ‘squirrel-proof’ feeders available, but it seems that a few could still trap wildlife,” Ruth explained. “I would urge people who have them to check their feeders regularly to look out for any trapped wildlife and if you are going on holiday take them down. In this instance the resident did exactly the right thing – she was checking the feeder regularly to feed the birds and then when she found the squirrel stuck, she called the RSPCA for help.”