Devon: Dog sticks its head out of the rabbit hole after 56 hours in an underground maze

The flossie dog is rescued from the rabbit hole

The dog Flossie was very happy to escape from the warren (Photo: SWNS)

The incredible moment a dog was reunited with its owner after more than two days buried underground was captured on video.

Flossie can be seen sticking her head out of the hole and into the sunshine while a man gently digs her out.

Although she’s a little nervous about being pulled up on the ground, she’s clearly looking forward to being reunited with owner Bracken Jelier, as she’s actually getting free, who had posted on Facebook to find where she could be.

She had a suspicion that Flossie might have gone on a rabbit and found herself lost, and that turned out to be the case – even though she only went that far to the neighbor’s garden in Crediton.

In his Facebook post, Bracken asked for help searching all the rabbit holes in the area, and another dog managed to sniff out where she was stuck.

Video shows how she was found Thursday afternoon and then rescued by a member of the Mid Devon Hunt – after being buried underground for 56 hours.

Bracken updated those who were anxious about her pet with another post on Facebook: ‘We love to say that Flossie has been found.

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Flossie sticks her head out of the rabbit hole

There she is! (Image: Poppy Vernon / SWNS)

‘It’s a very long story with some incredible coincidences that led to her being discovered after 56 hours buried underground.

‘We are incredibly happy to have her at home, and apart from being a little dehydrated and underweight, she is doing just fine.’

She added: ‘Thank you for all the incredible messages. We have been overwhelmed by everyone’s support. We are also painfully aware that there are many people who never find their dogs.

‘So we will be eternally grateful that we were some of the lucky ones.’

She shared a picture of Flossie tucked up on a dog bed and added, “As you can see, she’s really fallen in love with home again!”

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