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Curious Pit Bull Finds Himself Stuck In A Very Awkward Spot

He saw a possum — and tried to follow him underground.

Rocky the pit bull was running around outside his North Carolina home one night when he spotted a possum, and suddenly had the overwhelming urge to chase the furry intruder. He chased and chased until the possum finally ran into a pipe. Rocky followed — but was unable to chase the possum back out the other side. 

Deep underground in the middle of a long pipe, Rocky was very, very stuck

dog stuck in pipe
Eric Jones

Rocky’s owner quickly realized what had happened and contacted Catawba County Animal Control to see if they could help. The animal control officers came out and assessed the situation, and quickly determined that they were going to need additional help, so they called in Claremont Rescue

Once the whole rescue team was assembled, they talked to the owner and then worked together to try and figure out exactly where in the pipe Rocky was stuck. They dug holes in different spots trying to find him, and finally were able to pin down exactly where he was. 

dog stuck in pipe
Eric Jones

“It was about 100 feet long, we found him about 50 feet in,” Chief Eric Jones, of Claremont Rescue, told The Dodo. 

Luckily, Rocky didn’t seem scared at all, and instead was just annoyed that he hadn’t been able to catch the possum. Together the group began to dig … 

dog stuck in pipe
Eric Jones

… and dig … 

dog stuck in pipe
Eric Jones

… until finally, around two and a half hours later, Rocky was free again. 

dog stuck in pipe
Eric Jones

Rocky was insanely excited to finally be out of the pipe, and made sure that all of his new friends knew exactly how grateful he was. 

“He was very happy to see us when we freed him,” Jones said. “He ran and peed and then came to each one of [us] like he was thanking us. He is a beautiful dog.” 

dog stuck in pipe
Eric Jones

Rocky’s owner was very, very happy to have him back safe and sound, and hopefully after all of this, Rocky will think twice before running off to chase a possum again.