If Sparky were a cat, he’d have used up two of his nine lives. He’s not, though, so we’ll just call him lucky two times over.
Orange County firefighters freed the small pup from a storm drain Saturday morning, per NBC Los Angeles, where it had taken shelter following a coyote attack.
A neighbor reported seeing a coyote around 6:30 am. To her horror, the animal had Sparky in its mouth.
She said she shooed the coyote, frightening it in the hope that Sparky could make a break for it. When the animal dropped him, said Captain William Lackey of the Orange County Fire Department, a terrified Sparky sought refuge in the drain where the coyote was too big to reach him and gave up.
Sparky’s hiding place was so good, however, that rescuers needed to be called to free him.
He was reunited with happy owners and seemed no worse for the wear, but was taken to the vet to be looked over — just in case.