Treeing Walker coonhound dies after fall from tree in Greene County

UPDATE @ 8:35 p.m.

A prized treeing Walker coonhound named Minnie Pearl was the dog who fell to its death Monday night in the pursuit of a raccoon, a family member said.

“She came from a highly regarded bloodline, but more importantly she was a loved companion to her family and will be greatly missed,” the family member said.

UPDATE @ 12:35 a.m. (Jan. 14)

A dog that chased a raccoon up a tree Monday night fell to its death before it could be rescued.

The dog ran about 60 to 80 feet up a tree sometime around 10:30 p.m. in a wooded area on private property far off Clifton Road.

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Xenia Twp. fire crews brought out a ladder truck and set up rescue equipment in attempts to reach the dog that had been stuck in the tree for about two hours.

The dog was some kind of a hunting breed that had been tracking the animal before the incident, a fire official said.


A dog ran about 50 feet up a tree Monday night off Clifton Road.

Xenia Twp. fire crews brought out a ladder truck in an attempt to rescue the dog, whose breed is unknown.

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Also unknown is what caused the dog to climb the tree, and incident that was reported around 10:30 p.m.