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Snoop dogs! Pack of Siberian huskies peer through gate after owner cut special spy holes

These hilarious pictures capture a pack of Siberian huskies peering through a gate after their owner cut special spy holes for their eyes and noses.

The curious Siberian huskies have become quite an attraction peering out at passers-by in their hometown of St Neots, Cambridgeshire.

Their eyes and noses are often all seen in a row, looking out the little 'Mickey Mouse' holes at the bottom of the gates. 

Owner Andy Grannell, 57, said he drilled the holes into the wooden gate not long after he and his fiancee, Maxine Adamson, moved into the house in 2014.

The curious Siberian huskies pictured in a row looking through the four holes in a wooden gate made by their owner Andy Grannell in St Neots, Cambridgeshire

A close up showing one of the huskies peering through a hole drilled into the gate. The owner said: 'They're quite nosey and inquisitive and they like to see what's going on when they hear noise outside the gates'

He said: 'Initially when we bought the house, there were no gates - but we needed gates there because of the dogs.

'We had the big gates put in, but then we noticed that the dogs would poke their noses out the gap at the bottom of the gates, to try and catch a glimpse outside.

'They're quite nosey and inquisitive and they like to see what's going on when they hear noise outside the gates.

'So I thought, rather than making them crick their necks to peer under the gates, I thought it would be quite nice for them to be able to look out from their normal heights.'

So Andy set about drilling the holes for his five Siberian huskies - 12-year-olds Amber, Topaz and Talon, and three-year-olds Rocky and Vinnie.

He said: 'I actually have five dogs - but the reason there's only holes for four of them is because Amber is quite deaf now.

'So she doesn't tend to get up and run to the gates like the others do when they hear sounds outside.

'But they all love the attention they get from passers-by who see them poking their noses and eyes out of the holes.

'I think quite a lot of people recognise them because I'm often seen walking around St Neots with them all strapped to my waist - which is quite an unusual sight.

'I like seeing the posts appear on Facebook from people who have spotted my dogs peering out through the gates.'

Owner Andy Grannell, 57, pictured with his five Siberian huskies. He explained: 'The reason there's only holes for four of them is because Amber is quite deaf now'

Andy's huskies gained particular attention last weekend when Jenny Polhill, 26, was walking past his house and spotted all four dogs peering through their holes.

Jenny, who works at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge, shared a picture of the dogs to a St Neots Facebook page, where it received over 1,000 likes.

She wrote: 'My day was made yesterday, finally saw the dogs peeping out their respective holes.

'We saw one and he looked at us, then three more quickly joined and it was amazing.'

Jenny said that she had been walking her parents' dog past Andy's house on Saturday when she spotted one of the huskies lying on the ground on the other side of the gates.

She said: 'I saw the holes a few months ago, but I've never actually managed to see any of the dogs looking out through them.

'Then at the weekend, I was walking past with my mum's dog and my partner, and I saw the front paws of one of the dogs which was obviously lying down behind the gate.

Andy's huskies gained particular attention last weekend when Jenny Polhill, 26, was walking past his house and spotted all four dogs peering through their holes

'So I went over and called to it - and then all the others came running, and they all poked their noses out through the holes.

'It was amazing to finally see them looking out like that, because I've seen the holes a few times before but never seen them in use.'

Jenny added that the dogs are quite well-known to people around St Neots, who see Andy walking them regularly.

Locals reacted to her Facebook post, with some saying they had waited 'years' to catch a glimpse of the dogs looking out through their holes.

One social media user wrote: 'My children have been waiting years to see this! They are never looking out if we walk by.'

Another agreed, commenting: 'I've waited many years to see them..'

Meanwhile, a third added: 'Love these guys, always makes my day when I walk past and see them peeping.'

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