An Australian man admits he's "an idiot" after he got lost in his own backyard with his dog, Mumbles.
The man, identified only as Jason in an interview with NT News, had only been at the home in the northern town of Noonamah for about two weeks when he heard his dog making noise in the backyard Monday night.
He admits he'd had a couple of beers when he went outside to check on Mumbles, wearing nothing but shorts and carrying his cellphone, before losing his bearings in the brush.
The first time he called for help, the operator told him it wasn't an emergency and hung up. A second operator called police for him.
Jason said he laid down for a bit and fell asleep before he heard someone yelling and police found him.
"It was friggin' relief -- I just thought, 'Thank God,'" Jason said. "I'm an idiot."