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Published:September 24th, 2011 12:01 EST
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Pooch Freed From Crack In A Boulder

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Rescuers in California said they doused a dog in vegetable oil to free it from a tight spot in the narrow crack of a boulder."

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Only a silly pooch would get himself in this predicament. Dogs are loyal and friendly, but they ain`t too bright.

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At first rescue workers used an extraction tool to try to pry the boulder apart, and then they used air bags to attempt to widen the crack -- both to no avail.

The the brainiacs realized that a pooch will give more than a boulder, so they doused the creature in vegetable oil and pulled it free.

The mutt was unharmed, but I have a feeling it won`t be long before he finds himself in a tight spot again.

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