Dog survives 4 days trapped in cave
Cave crawler uses bologna to lure dog out.
A coonhound who’d been trapped inside a cave in Kentucky for four days was reunited with his family on Friday night.
Rat, who’s 15 months old, chased a raccoon into the cave last Tuesday and didn’t come back out. His family tried for days to get him out with no luck. They were losing hope until they heard Rat give an urgent bark on Friday.
It was an expert cave crawler with a secret lure — bologna — that helped free the dog from the small space. Rat’s elated and exhausted owners say he won’t be hunting again anytime soon, but that he’s recovering well.
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“He’s like one of my own,” said Rat’s owner, as she thanked everyone who helped free her pup.
— Read it at Life With Dogs
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Photo: Rat the coonhound raced to his owners when he was freed from a Kentucky cave. / WKYT
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