'Jesus' hamster comes back to life

'Jesus' hamster comes back to life

A pet hamster has been dubbed ''Jesus'' after she came back to life at Easter.

''The energy she had to dig herself out of that hole was remarkable.''

Two-year-old Tink was laid to rest in a garden in Gloucestershire, south west England, after she was found ''cold and lifeless'' at the bottom of her cage by Lisa Kilbourne-Smith and her boyfriend James Davis, who were looking after the animal for their friend.

They broke the devastating news to their pal and buried the hamster in a one-foot hole, but the next day Lisa's father Les Kilbourne-Smith got an almighty shock when he spotted Tink and it turned out the little one had just been hibernating.

He told the Gloucester Citizen newspaper: ''Suddenly a little face popped out of one of them, which gave me a big startle I can assure you.

''The energy she had to dig herself out of that hole was remarkable.''