Dachshund pups are one of the most popular pets for families. They’re cute, lightweight, and they get along very well with children, making them the perfect family dogs. But not so many people know that Dachshunds were actually bred for the purpose of hunting badgers and rabbits who like to burrow and hide underground.
They have slender bodies that help them fit through tight spaces and short legs to help them crawl inside burrows that badgers and rabbits make. Unfortunately, it was this poor pup’s instincts that led her to this difficult predicament. A dachshund named Khaleesi was trapped in a pipe, somewhere in Secaucus, New Jersey.
Khaleesi chased down a rabbit she spotted above ground. Led by its instincts, the burrow-dwelling rabbit ran fast and entered an open pipe to escape Khaleesi. Unfortunately, Khaleesi was also led by her own instincts. But unlike the rabbit, her instincts got her into trouble.
She got stuck at a bend somewhere along the pipe and she couldn’t back out. Luckily, she has a transmitter on her collar, allowing her human dad, Emilio Ramos, to track her location. Ramos entered the pipe and tried to coax Khaleesi out of it. But after a few tries, he decided to ask for help from the Secaucus Fire Department.
The firefighters were on the scene moments later and spent several hours trying to rescue Khaleesi. After it got dark, the Secaucus Fire Department decided to halt the rescue efforts, as they were afraid that the pipe’s retaining wall would cave in and would cause more problems.
They resumed the next morning, and everyone had a sigh of relief as they rescued Khaleesi and she was not injured at all. Battalion Chief Joseph Schoendorf explained to the local news team that he couldn’t sleep last night thinking about Khaleesi being stuck in the pipes. But now, everyone can rest better knowing the pup’s ordeal is finished.
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