In the USA, a dog was rescued after it spent three days in a cave with a bear (4 photos + 1 video)

Category: Animals, PEGI 0+
20 October 2023

In the US state of Tennessee, a dog fell into a cave while walking and waited three days to be rescued. The animal spent all this time with the bear.

US firefighters rescued a dog stuck in a cave despite an unexpected obstacle.

A domestic dog named Charlie accidentally fell into a narrow cave while walking with his owner and spent three days there. The incident occurred in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which is located in eastern Tennessee. The man was unable to get his pet out and turned to volunteers from the Waldens Creek Volunteer Fire Department, which consists of firefighters and rescuers.

Experts found out that the dog was at a depth of about 12 meters and the next day after the owner’s request they began a rescue operation.

Firefighters had already begun their descent when they noticed a sleeping black bear about five feet below them. At the same time, the dog was even lower.

By its appearance, the rescuers determined that in front of them was a young baribal, or black bear, whose weight was at least 90 kilograms. They installed night vision cameras and decided to return for the dog when the bear went hunting.

A day later, the bear left the cave and the rescue operation resumed.

Three firefighters climbed down ropes to where they expected to find the dog. However, the dog was nowhere to be seen, and at first they thought that Charlie had fallen deeper into a part of the cave where it was too narrow for people. The rescuer was about to rise to the surface when, turning around for the last time, he noticed a fragment of the collar. The animal actually fell a little lower, but the rescuers managed to make something like a lasso out of rope and pull the dog out. The bear did him no harm.

Charlie was hungry and dehydrated but otherwise fine, volunteers said. The dog was handed over to a happy owner.

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