NEEDHAM (CBS) — A muskrat who found himself in a pickle is probably thankful the Animal Rescue League of Boston stepped in to help.

The Needham rodent found himself stuck upside down in the bottom of a chain link fence over the weekend.

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“It took a little finesse but ARL Rescue Services was able to get him free,” the organization tweeted.

“It’s likely he was found upside down because he fiercely tried to free himself when he got stuck and in a panic got himself turned around,” the ARL told WBZ-TV.

They added that the animal “wasn’t exactly cooperative.”

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He was not hurt and after he was rescued he ran away.