Ted the Koolie dog is back on solid ground after spending three hours stuck in a wombat hole underneath an old apple cool storage shed.
Firefighters from Macclesfield Fire Brigade were recently called to support Emerald SES after reports of a dog trapped under a shed.
The dog had dug into a wombat hole and gotten stuck about a metre underground beneath the shed’s concrete slab.
Crews worked together to come up with a plan after narrowing down the dog’s location, deciding to excavate the floor.
After working their way through the double hard wood floor, insulation and the concrete slab, rescuers found a pair of eyes and a nose in the darkness.
Ted’s whimpering alerted crews to the extent of his entrapment. With more digging, firefighters eventually cleared enough soil to free him.
Although a little sore from his misadventure, Ted had enough energy to wag his tail and thank his rescuers.
Photos courtesy Macclesfield Fire Brigade