Dog survives 98 days on a deserted island

Friday, December 11, 2009

Kinda like Tom Hanks. Family Dog Survives 98 Days on Deserted New Jersey Island:
Buddy, a 4-year-old beagle, was reunited with his New Jersey family on Monday after 98 days spent on unihabited Gull Island in New Jersey's Manasquan Inlet. The Kelleys, of Eatontown, N.J., lost control of Buddy on Aug. 31 as the family attempted to switch the dog's leash while frolicking on Dog Beach in Manasquan.

Two months later, Buddy — who had lost so much weight he was little more than skin and bones — was spotted along railroad tracks near the deserted island.

Exactly how the dog survived is unclear, but Kelley said Coast Guard officials told her the dog might have survived on dead seagulls found on the island. But by the time a local man, "Muskrat" Jack Neary, successfully trapped Buddy on Monday, the once-35-pound dog had dropped to just 19 pounds.
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1 comentarii:

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry..."Muskrat" Jack? Anybody else feel like there should be a movie about this guy?

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