Forum:Method to get pet past a pit in the floor?

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I've got a problem in the mines. The map of one of the floors consists of two halves, connected by a single-tile hallway. On one side is the stairs up, and on the other is the stairs down. I'd like to continue exploring the mines, but there's a pit trap in the middle of the hallway, and I can't get my pet over it. Are there any good methods of doing this besides polymorphing the pet into something that can fly or tunneling a new hallway?

If one is available or you have a scroll of earth, you could push a boulder into it. Never tried this but maybe you can displace your pet into the pit and block it so that it's only exit is on the other side. -Timesavatar

A magic whistle or a wand of teleportation are other possible options. Why not dig around it, though? Pick-axes are easily enough found on dwarves, and it doesn't violate any conducts to use them (although be sure to unwield the pick-axe when you're done). -Ion frigate 08:25, September 1, 2010 (UTC)
Pick-axes are never generated cursed, no need to worry. Tjr 08:46, September 1, 2010 (UTC)