A — 6: to try and locate the missing hamster
B — 1: through a small hole in the floor
C — 4: to come out of the hole
D — 7: and left it under the floorboards
E — 2: through the hole for the hamster
F — 3: and locked the runaway hamster
Fire Crews Hunt Escaped Hamster
Eight firefighters have been called in to help find an escaped hamster. Two crews used a chocolate-covered camera and a vacuum cleaner __to try and locate the missing hamster__, called Fudgie, at the home of a six-year-old girl in Dunbar, Scotland.
The girl’s mother said: ‘We came down for breakfast and discovered Fudgie had opened the top lid of her cage and had made her way into the kitchen and we think she has gone __through a small hole in the floor__.’
The fire crews spent five hours trying to recover the pet after it ran down a hole in the kitchen floor. But, the hamster still refused __to come out of the hole__.
In the search for Fudgie, the firefighters took the family cooker and gas pipes apart. They also dropped a mini-camera coated with chocolate under the floorboards. They then hoped to take out the hamster using a vacuum cleaner. Despite all their efforts, they failed to find Fudgie.
In the end, the firefighters put another camera down the hole __and left it under the floorboards__, connected to the screen of the family home computer, to see if Fudgie appeared. Besides, the girl and her parents regularly dropped food __through the hole for the hamster__.
At last, after eight days the hamster returned to her cage safe and sound. She crawled from the hole in the kitchen floor early in the morning. It was the girl’s father who first found Fudgie __and locked the runaway hamster__.
The girl said that day it was like Christmas morning for her. Her parents added that they too felt extremely happy when Fudgie had finally returned.