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A dog who got trapped in the engine of a car travelling at full speed for 30 minutes escaped unharmed.

Diesel, an 18-month-old Jack Russell, was miraculously rescued unscathed after his owner heard howls coming from under the bonnet of his Hyundai SUV while driving at 100kmh (62 miles per hour) along the Hunter Expressway in New South Wales (NSW), Australia.

How the petrified pooch managed to clamber into the engine remains a mystery.

On hearing the strange shrieks, the dog's owner and his wife pulled over and called emergency services.

Firefighters from a station in Braxton took 30 minutes to free the pup. Incredibly, the dog emerged uninjured, but was said to have been "visibly shaken" by the ordeal.

The incident was posted on Fire and Rescue NSW's Facebook page, which went viral across several social media platforms.

One comment read: "Boy what a superhero dog to survive that."

Another joked: "Don't put diesel in a gas engine! So happy he is ok."

It is not the first time a dog has needed to be saved after getting into trouble.

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On Saturday, a puppy owner had to dive into an icy lake to rescue his stranded pet on Wednesday.

The dog, believed to be a poodle, was chasing a duck in Victoria Park, East London when disaster struck.

The pooch fell through the ice into the freezing cold lake.

However, its owner dived into the water and punched his way through ice to get to the pup.

In another incident, a couple rescued a freezing golden retriever from the top of a mountain which was "so cold she couldn't move."

Gorgeous Neesha is an eight-year-old dog who went missing on January 23 while out for a family walk on Lugnaquilla, the highest peak in Leinster, Ireland.

On February 6, hikers Ciara Nolan and Jean Francois Bonnet discovered the poor pup while hiking and gave her clothes and carried her 10kms down the mountain.

  • Dogs
  • Animals

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