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Valentino Rossi dog rescued from Redditch badgers' sett

Rossi Image copyright Robert Sproat
Image caption Rossi was stuck in a badger's sett for two-and-a-half hours

A dog named after the motorcycle racer Valentino Rossi had his own thrilling experience when he got stuck in a badgers' sett.

Rossi, a Parsons Russell Terrier, became trapped while walking with his owner in woodland.

Firefighters were called to Nine Days Lane in Redditch on Sunday evening.

They used a special camera on a wire to find Rossi and lure him out of the hole using treats. He was uninjured when he was freed after two-and-a-half hours.

Firefighter Robert Sproat said: "It took a lot longer than expected because of the location and the lack of light but it was a good result.

"He obviously had a few daredevil stunts of his own to pull."

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Image caption Rossi is named after Italian motorcycling champ Valentino Rossi

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