A little dog was reunited with her owner on December 9 after being trapped in a fox den in Edinburgh, Scotland, for over an hour.
According to the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Ethel, a one-year-old Jack Russell terrier, wandered off while out walking on Corstorphine Hill with her owner, May Watson.
“It was the first time we had taken her to that part of the hill and Ethel immediately got a scent of something and shot off," Watson said. Watson eventually heard Ethel’s barks coming from a fox den beneath an old railway carriage. Unable to retrieve the dog, she called the fire brigade.
Thankfully, the crew was successful in its rescue mission. Manager Andy McDermot said that his crew found the dog by “using listening devices and remote cameras, which are used in urban search and rescue situations where we try to locate people in collapsed buildings; they were able to pinpoint the approximate location of Ethel who was stuck – and also the fox!”
“It wasn’t looking good for Ethel for a while due to the darkness coming in but she managed another whimper that allowed us to find her,” he added.
This footage, shared by the fire and rescue service, shows an ecstatic Ethel emerging from the hole and greeting her owner. Credit: Scottish Fire and Rescue Service via Storyful