The Meech family of Bugbrooke, Northamptonshire, were astonished when they came home do find Smurf, their pet hamster, stuck to the bars of his cage. The tiny rodent was trapped by the cage's metal bars by some mysterious kind of magnetic force.
The furry pet's secret identity as a robo-hamster had not been revealed. Rather it turned out that the curious and greedy animal had eaten a magnet that formed part of a Spiderman toy that a foolish child had left in Smurf's cage. A vet was able to extract the magnet and now Smurf is as right as rain and no longer sticking to the bars of her cage.