Friday, April 8, 2011

Outfoxed: 20 firefighters pull free Chester the dog after he trapped himself chasing a vixen


Help! Chester the West Highland terrier was trapped under a footbridge after chasing a fox - and unsuccessfully catch it

Trapped and looking helplessly out from a gap in a footbridge, you would hope that Chester will think long and hard about whether it is worth it before chasing a fox again.

The West Highland terrier was on a walk along the River Arun in West Sussex with his owner Barry Rice yesterday when he bolted off to chase the wild animal - and he was totally outfoxed.

The vixen was chased into a tight hole and Chester squeezed through a nine-inch gap between under the Shoreham footbridge.

Rescue team: Some 20 firefighters eventually got the dog from under the bridge over the River Arun

And while the fox escaped Chester suddenly realised that he could not get back out of the tiny gap

A team of about 20 firefighters spent hours trying to free him.

They eventually cut through the bridge after gaining permission from the county council. And the ordeal seemed to wear out the dog.

Daft dog: A fireman waits in a dingy underneath the bridge, while one of his colleagues attempts to coax Chester out

Mr Rice said afterwards: 'Chester's fast asleep on my tummy!

'I owe those boys a big favour. They had everything out to rescue him.'

Let's hope Chester thinks twice before chasing another fox.

source: dailymail

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