Road kills and injured animals are often seen along major highways and roadways. But a dog named Diesel had a narrow escape. Diesel, a Jack Russell breed, spent over half an hour under the motor of a moving vehicle, speeding along a highway. However, he was rescued later with zero injuries, but he might be slightly shaken because of the whole harrowing ordeal.
The incident happened on Tuesday afternoon on the Hunter Expressway in New South Wales. Diesel’s owner was driving his Hyundai SUV from Singleton to Branxton. Somewhere along the way, when the car was at nearly 100km/h speed, the driver heard a noise which was oddly familiar but didn’t belong on the highway. It was a dog’s howling.
He immediately stopped his car and got out. The cunning canine had hitched a ride without the driver’s notice under the bonnet of the vehicle.
When the driver got out, he noticed the little pup was actually stuck and needed to be rescued. Emergency services were called and firefighters came down from the Branxton Fire Station (nearest available station).They were extremely worried because once the car stopped, Diesel got unnervingly quiet. Fire and Rescue NSW told the media they weren’t confident this rescue mission could be a success.
Luckily, the fire department team to arrive there had qualified emergency vet nurse firefighter. He took charge and once the dog was taken out, he certified that the pup was completely unharmed. The dog was then returned to the owner whose name hasn’t been revealed yet.Though there are no physical signs of trauma, the dog might be afraid of cars in the near future and his owner would surely check twice before driving away.
Fire and Rescue NSW posted photos of the adventurous dog on their Facebook page.
“Don’t put diesel in a gas engine! So happy he is ok,” joked a user.“Boy what a superhero dog to survive that,” noted another.