Dog found safe and well after disappearing into a badger set in Fife

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Scottish Fire and Rescue Service received a call on Sunday (24th November) just after 11am to a Jack Russell dog which had entered a suspected live badger set in a disused quarry at Blebo Craigs near Cupar.

The dog had entered the quarry on Friday in an opening in the sandstone quarry which unfortunately lead to some distance underground.

The SFRS assessed the situation and consulted mines rescue and the SSPCA to establish what could be done to assist.

The SFRS also requested the attendance of their Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Team from Lochgelly to assess the suitability of deploying the USAR team.

Due to the location of the dog within the Quarry, which was believed to be a complex arrangement of very small chambers and tunnels, SFRS provided safety advice to the owners.

Police Scotland were also contacted out of concern for the owners, who were digging at the site, in case they put themselves in danger.

This is not the first time the dog has disappeared into this Quarry as he disappeared in the tunnels for over 11 hours on a previous occasion and managed to get out of its own accord.

SFRS are pleased that on this occasion, the dog also managed to get out of the tunnel of its own accord.