Ambulance service rescues squirrel with its head stuck in a cup

999 crews have come to the rescue of a squirrel that was caught in a nutty situation.

Members of Enfield Emergency Medical Services in Connecticut in the United States responded after the rodent got its head stuck in what appeared to be a plastic or paper cup.

The stricken squirrel with its head stuck in a cup.

The stricken squirrel with its head stuck in a cup.

Video posted on the Enfield EMS Facebook page shows the squirrel wildly jumping and flipping into the air in an effort to dislodge the cup.

Responders' first attempt to remove the cup was unsuccessful. The wily rodent hopped out of one officer's hands and through the legs of another.

The second attempt proved more successful.

An officer covered the animal with a blanket and held its body steady while another officer removed the cup before the squirrel scampered away into some nearby bushes