Nilo trotted away from his petting zoo in Switzerland and things were going smoothly, until he fell down the hole in the Prattein town.
When it proved too tight to wriggle out of, Nilo spent three hours trapped in the hole until a passer-by spotted him. Firefighters were then called to the scene to free the poor donkey.
The 13-year-old cutie escaped a few flesh wounds and is now recovering back at the zoo.
We just hope he's not feeling like too much of an "ass" after his failed attempt to flee!
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