Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Dog survives plunge down Shropshire mineshaft

Listen carefully and you can hear the familiar sound of an animal plunging down an abandoned Shropshire mineshaft.

This time it is a two-year-old Patterdale terrier called Tess, and the good news is that she survived her fall. The Shropshire Star has a video and also a selection of photographs of the rescue.

Then go to Flickr for a good photograph of the mineshaft in question. It is the former lead mine at Old Grit. Note the remains of the engine house and the Stiperstones ridge in the background.

1 comment:

Hipponess said...

Trust a Patterdale to take nip out it's rescuer. Feisty little buggers with tremendous presence and character, Not a dog for the town, but I love 'em. Sadly many end up in rescue centers as owners can't handle them. Great pity as can make terrific family pets