Last week a man working in an orange and avocado grove in Fallbrook, California, heard a noise he couldn’t quite place. It sounded like the distressed whimpering of a dog, but when he looked around there were no dogs in sight, so he went back to tending the trees.
For days the plaintive whining haunted him, until Saturday, when he followed the noises and found that they were emanating from the very ground on which he stood. Realizing that the trapped animal was in imminent danger, he started to dig and dig until he unearthed a drainage pipe, and made an incision in the metal. There, inside the dank pipe, were two glowing eyes begging for help.