Trapped in badger hole, dog is rescued by Fire/EMS

JACKSON, Wyo. — A dog and his owner found themselves in quite the predicament during an outdoor outing today with friends.

Jackson Hole Fire/EMS was dispatched to the bike path across from the Teton County Trash Transfer Station on S. Highway 89 to assist with the rescue of a dog that was trapped inside a badger hole. The dog had become wedged inside the hole while trying to turn around and exit. His owner and friends tried digging him out, but they were unable to free the dog without tools.

Enter Jackson Hole Fire/EMS. Emergency responders showed up and were able to dig the dog out in about 15 minutes using tools normally used for fighting wildland fires. The dog, who had reportedly been trapped for about an hour, emerged from the hole tail wagging and without injury.

“It’s not every day that we get a call like this,” said Jackson Hole Fire/EMS Captain Lily Sullivan. “We were happy to help and are glad that this story has a happy ending for everyone involved.”

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