Dog digs to safety after three days stuck down hole

by | May 22, 2023 | Science

A pet dog managed to dig his way to safety after being trapped underground for about 60 hours.Bear, a Cavapoo, went missing during a walk in Aberdeen’s Seaton Park on Thursday.A major search was launched, but Bear was only found on Sunday after his owner, Dasha Samatoina, was led to the hole by another dog.After hearing the voices calling him, Bear was finally able to dig his way to freedom.Ms Samatoina, 29, who was visiting Aberdeen from London, had feared the worst as time went on.She had been walking Bear with a friend’s dog, Lola, when her pet disappeared.It is thought they both went down the hole but Bear, who is bigger than Lola, was unable to escape.After a couple of days of searching – which involved the fire brigade, local people and businesses – they were advised to let Lola guide them to Bear as she might hear him whining or barking.”And that’s exactly what happened,” Ms Samatoina said. “She led us to one of the holes on a site we had not properly looked at and she was very persistent to go down the hole.”I just started screaming at it. I was hysterical and crying. The thought of him being down there in the cold and dark terrified me.”Dasha Sama …

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