Puppy Rescued From Deep, Water-Filled Hole – With A Snake – Under A House

May 5, 2022

Escambia County firefighters rescued a puppy trapped in a deep, water-filled hole — with a snake — under a house in Byrneville Thursday afternoon.

The puppy, named Bailey, was discovered in a hole that was about four feet deep and located several feet under a house on Creamer Road in Byrneville. Only the puppy’s nose, mouth and one paw were above water in the hole. And there was a non-poisonous garter snake also in the hole.

Firefighters from Escambia County Fire Rescue’s Engine 519 in Century and Century volunteers responded. Due to the estimated one hour drive time from the animal shelter on Fairfield Drive to Byrneville, firefighters moved forward with the rescue rather than waiting for Escambia County Animal Control to arrive.

ECFR Lt. Scott Hunsucker was able to reach into the hole and use a broomstick to get a rope around the puppy.

Residents believe Bailey was the hole for several hours before she was discovered.

Using a special mask, oxygen was administered to the cold, shivering puppy and she was wrapped in a blanket before being reunited with her family.

Bailey is expected to make a complete recovery.

NorthEscambia.com exclusive photos, click to enlarge.


14 Responses to “Puppy Rescued From Deep, Water-Filled Hole – With A Snake – Under A House”

  1. HAPPY ANGEL on May 6th, 2022 12:44 pm


  2. Carlos on May 6th, 2022 9:24 am

    How wonderful that these men cared enough and saved his puppy. I love all puppies. Thanks to these men for caring.

  3. Nikki on May 6th, 2022 4:42 am

    Praise the Lord! Life is a war but it’s also a blessing!! Keep fighting the good fight!! Stayed blessed so happy this puppy made it he fought and he made it out with the help of some good people!!

  4. TUMOM on May 5th, 2022 11:45 pm

    Thank you so much to these amazing firefighters!! So glad this story had a happy ending! God Bless you all!!

  5. tg on May 5th, 2022 9:24 pm

    How is the snake doing?

  6. Suzie B on May 5th, 2022 8:05 pm

    How wonderful that everyone involved moved forward with the rescue and saved that little one. Great work from such a caring group. We appreciate all of you.

  7. Shay on May 5th, 2022 6:42 pm

    Poor sweet little girl, thank you to the fire fighters! Y’all really are hero’s!!

  8. Pat on May 5th, 2022 5:48 pm

    You are a real hero!

  9. Flomaton Mom on May 5th, 2022 5:12 pm


  10. AB on May 5th, 2022 4:26 pm

    Thank you firefighters rescue team for rescuing this poor puppy. Without y’alls help, there is no telling if the puppy would have made it out of there. Y’all are amazing!

  11. MtnDewey on May 5th, 2022 4:25 pm

    Awesome job!!!!!

  12. Thank the Firefighters on May 5th, 2022 4:17 pm


    Hopefully they saved the snake too! :)

  13. Wayne on May 5th, 2022 4:17 pm


  14. EMD on May 5th, 2022 4:06 pm

    That poor puppy! Thank you so much fire fighters. Thank you.

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