Man, Dog Survive 5 Days in Oregon Snow On Taco Bell Sauce Packets

The pair kept warm by running the car's engine intermittently.

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Taco Bell's iconic sauce packets saved a man and his dog's lives. (Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images for Taco Bell)
Joshua Blanchard

A man and his dog survived for five days while trapped in their car in the middle of a brutal Oregon snowstorm thanks to packets of Taco Bell hot sauce.

Jeremy Taylor, 36, and his dog, Ally, were found Friday by a snowmobiler on a Forest Service road, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office told USA Today.

“Jeremy and Ally were found to be in good condition but hungry after being stuck in the snow for five days,” Sgt. William Bailey said after rescuers transported the pair out of the area via snow tractor.

Taylor told investigators his 2000 Toyota 4Runner became stuck in the snow on the evening of Feb. 24 and when he awoke the next morning to far more snow, he discovered he was unable to escape.

“Thank you everyone, I’m safe my Ally dog is safe,” he later posted on Facebook, according to USA Today. “I really appreciate all the help. Got lucky, let’s never do that again.

“Taco Bell fire sauce saves lives,” he added.

The Cascade Range in central Oregon, where Taylor and his pup found themselves stuck, has been pummeled for more than a week by consistent, heavy snowfall.

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