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12 pets that survived crazy accidents

By: Morieka Johnson on Oct. 2, 2012, 6:32 p.m.
dachshund-terrier mix

Photo: VPI Pet Insurance

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Stinky, and buried alive

Dachshunds were bred as fearless badger hunters, burrowing into holes to catch their prey. But those tenacious tendencies almost led to Peanut’s demise. After tussling with a skunk, the stinky dachshund-terrier mix disappeared under his owners’ deck in Sicklerville, N.J. A 2:30 a.m. search-and-rescue effort included the fire department, shovels and — eventually — a trip to the emergency vet where Peanut was treated for hypothermia and later released. The deck, however, met its untimely demise.


Pet tip: Practice basic obedience commands like “come,” “stay,” and “leave it.”