My smallest, Jake, was running across my shoulders as I refilled the betta tank...and all of a sudden. I heard a slide and a soft plunk.
To my absolute HORROR....Jake had slipped behind the fridge.
there was about a half inch gap between the counter cabinets and the fridge, just enough to see him but not taunt him through.
I ended up dropping a small towel in hopes of him standing on it and my being able to reach him, but that didn't work.
So I grabbed a larger towel and fed it down behind the fridge from the counter, hoping he'd climb up to safety. No luck.
Then I finally had to use a little muscle and move the fridge forward about five inches so I could reach down from the counter and nab him, and found him safe in my hands.
He instantly jumped to my shoulder and grabbed my ear and bruxed like mad. I guess he was thanking me, it sure felt like it.
He's safe with his buddy, Ed, now, sleeping.
The whole thing took about 20 minutes but felt like hours....true terror. xD