A pregnant border collie has miraculously survived after being crushed by a huge forage harvester.

Pregnant dog survives being crushed by tractor

Pregnant dog survives being crushed by tractor

A shepherd named Josh Sibley, 22, feared the worst when his pet pooch named Winnie darted out of sight and was squashed under the four foot-wide rear wheel of his vehicle in search of a rabbit.

However, the mud was so soft Winnie was squashed into the earth rather than crushed to death.

And when the tractor continued to move on, Winnie got up and bolted away with no harm done, the Metro newspaper has reported.

Speaking about his four-legged friend's survival, Josh said: ''We couldn't believe it, it was like a second miracle. Winnie is on maternity leave now - she stills need to rest.''