Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Firefighters Dig Dachshund Out Of Badger Hole

Oh, the embarrassment and utter humiliation - to be rescued from being stuck in a badger hole by firefighters. Well, that's exactly what happened to a dachshund in Bovey Tracey, UK. See where our tenacity gets us? The dachshund has chosen to remain anonymous, but here is his story from This Is South Devon:

A DACHSHUND was rescued by spade-wielding firefighters after being stuck for a day down a badger hole outside Bovey Tracey.
The trapped hound disappeared down the hole in a bank at Higher Elsford Farm early on Monday.
And a few hours after sunset he emerged bleary-eyed, but unhurt from his underground prison.
Firefighters from Moretonhampstead grafted away with their shovels to remove the distressed animal.
Fire spokesman Tony Hayward said: "They worked very hard. The only way to get the poor dog out was to dig him out.
"He went down early in the day and could not turn around in the tight space to get out again."
He said the dog was visible to his rescuers throughout the ordeal.
"A good pair of long arms eventually scooped him out," said Mr Hayward.
The dog, found to be in good shape despite his prolonged subterranean stay, was reunited with his owners.
The alarm was raised just after 10pm.


Nibbles Treats said...

Poor little guy! We bet the same thing would happen to Oscar. He's on a d-i-e-t.

Tinkerbell, Oscar and Tucker

Matt said...

I love the badger stories today. I can see how dachshunds would have the tenacity to deal with badgers, but I'm betting that modern day pet dachshunds might not be able to deal with it.

It scares me to think of Kody going against a badger. It scares me that he would probably lose, but it also scares me that he might win!


Anonymous said...

Why post a pic of a N.A. Badger with an article about a U.K. Badger sette ? Two completely different animals......

Joey and Rowdy said...

We're not perfect....

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