Houdini husky busts out of hospital cage

A stealthy husky managed to break out of a cage even the humans struggled to open - despite being dubbed a "stupid sled dog" beforehand.

The dog was captured making its great escape from the vet hospital in China's Jiangsu Province, using its teeth and tongue to pry open the cage door.

"It is kind of difficult to open the cage even for human beings, as there is a little mechanism for unbolting the door," says Cao Sheng, the hospital's owner.

"We've been in the industry for six, seven years, and there hasn't been any dog that has opened the cage this way."

Outside its own cage, the pup then freed two other large dogs, which look to be a German shepherd and an Alaskan malamute.

But it was dumbfounded by the door to the outside world, which was protected by a password - before taking it on in true dog fashion, demolishing it with its teeth.

It was also seen targeting its feline brethren, dragging a large cage forwards before investigating behind it.

"We call the husky one of 'the three stupid sled dogs', and it is the dumbest," Mr Cao said.

"Very few of them can open cages. The whole thing was totally unexpected."

Houdini husky in China new cage (supplied)
The husky's been given a new cage to prevent another escape (supplied)

The trickster has now been locked up in a much sturdier cage, which previously housed a Tibetan mastiff.