1The python that was trapped in its owner's earlobe
"I tried to get him out myself, and I knew I wasn't going to be able to without hurting him by pulling back against his scales," Glawe said.
First responders tried to remove Bart but had no luck, so Ashley went to the emergency room. Doctors were able to free the snake by stretching the ear out just a little bit more with a piece of string and pulling Bart through. Owner and python are now doing fine. (Source)
2The pug puppy that was stuck in a pipe in Brazil
The dog, now named Donatello after the sewer dwelling Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, is back to playing as if nothing ever happened.
3The cat that was trapped in a garage door
When he arrived on the scene, Scott saw multiple neighbors and construction workers trying to save the cat. The homeowner told him that the cat (named Bella) must have been sleeping on the garage door when her owners left the property.
Scott quickly got to work and—with a little help from the neighbors—was able to remove the cat safely. (Source)
4A 1500 pound cow is rescued from a swimming pool
5A courageous man rescues a skunk with a soda can on its head
The nameless hero, who described the rescue as "The bravest thing I've ever done," posted a video to YouTube in which he can be heard calmly reassuring the skunk and begging it not to spray him as he carefully approached. He eventually managed to grab hold of the can with one hand and helped wriggle it off the skunk's head before it scurried away.
6A baby alpaca refuses to leave a badger hole
As to how she ended up there, a Facebook post suggests she was enjoying a nice dust bath when she slid into the hole. Despite her resistance to leaving her little nook, the cria emerged unharmed, and soon tottered off with her mama, we assume, who supervised the entire rescue. She's reportedly doing just fine. (Source)
7A cow is found stuck in the trunk of a tree
8A kitten is stuck in a dumpster while foraging for food
Fire crews cut either side of the drainage hole with a blade before bending the steel of the bin back to free the kitten, which had trash piled on top of it. It's been since named Dusty (after "dustbin" we assume), and the cat currently awaiting adoption at the Birmingham RSPCA. (Source)
9A fat raccoon is stuck upside down in a tank hatch
A video posted to YouTube shows a man wearing protective gloves and pulling on the raccoon's legs, which are protruding along with the creature's rear end from a small hatch atop the tank. They consider pushing it all the way in, in hopes that it could be removed through a larger opening once inside. The raccoon is eventually saved by a soldier, who yanks it out of the hatch and tosses it onto the grass, where it can flee without posing any danger to the men.
10The moose that fell through a window into a family's basement bedroom
The moose spent about three hours in the cellar while Idaho Department of Fish and Game and law enforcement officers tried several times to shoo her upstairs with no luck. Eventually, a Fish and Game officer arrived with a tranquilizer dart gun. Once darted, the moose quickly succumbed and passed out in a corner. Eight officers rolled the approximately 600-pound animal onto a tarp and brought her up. Once outside, she awoke and found her way back into the wild. (Source)