Fire crews rescue Roxy the Jack Russell who was stuck in a Littleport rabbit hole for 45 minutes

PUBLISHED: 12:23 13 February 2017 | UPDATED: 12:23 13 February 2017

Fire crews rescue Roxy the Jack Russell who was stuck in a Littleport rabbit hole for 45 minutes. PHOTO: Cambs Fire.

Fire crews rescue Roxy the Jack Russell who was stuck in a Littleport rabbit hole for 45 minutes. PHOTO: Cambs Fire.

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A small female dog that had been stuck in a rabbit hole in Littleport for 45 minutes had to be rescued on Saturday.

Roxy, a Jack Russell cross, who had got stuck down a hole on Hawkins Drove, was saved at around 11.38am by a fire crew from Ely.

Watch Commander Wayne Pringle said: “When we arrived all I could see was the top of her head.

“She was yelping and trying to pull herself out of the hole by biting on some roots but they kept snapping.

“The owner had tried to get her out herself but because the dog was about four foot down the hole, the owner wasn’t able to reach her.

“I’ve got quite long arms so I could just reach her so I started digging the soil out with my hands until she came out.”

The fire crew returned to their station by 12.27pm.

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