While some people are advised against owning pit bulls, reasoning that the breed is unpredictable and aggressive, one family hails their pit bull pet for saving a family member. For them, they would have not reunited with the two-year-old Charlee Campbell if not because of their dog, Penny.
The Campbell toddler went missing from her grandmother’s home in Lebanon Junction, Kentucky recently, and was believed to have wandered into the woods. While Charlee is now out of the woods, literally and figuratively speaking, her family believes that she would have not been found if not because of Penny.
It is believed that Penny kept the 2-year-old Charlee company during her 2-day disappearance.
According to Beth Campbell, she believes that her granddaughter was not alone throughout her unplanned adventure in the woods. After all, the missing toddler and dog returned at almost the same time two days after.
“When my dog didn’t come home, and my baby wasn’t home, she was not going to leave that baby until she got here,” said the elder Campbell.
How a two-year-old survived in the woods for two days and only in the company of a dog amazed the authorities.
In a Facebook post, the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office revealed that the dog returned home just before Charlee was found by neighbors, which makes it very likely that the toddler and Penny had been together all along.
The statement said:
“Charlee’s amazing survival story continued tonight when she walked up on a porch on Roy Layne Road this evening. The homeowners realized who she was and contacted authorities. Ironically, her dog returned home on its own a few minutes prior to Charlee approaching the homeowners.”
Thankfully, other than insect bites, Charlee was unharmed when she was found.
While the toddler appeared dehydrated and had some tick bites when she was found, luckily, she had no serious injuries. Nonetheless, she was still brought to the hospital immediately for evaluation.
Authorities also thanked its people and the public for their contributions on the search and rescue of the two-year old toddler, including the firefighters, EMT’s, dispatchers, search teams, other public safety agencies, and the volunteer searchers from the community.
It has also been revealed that, despite Charlee and Penny being now back safely, investigations on how the child disappeared will continue.
Thirsty Squirrel Follows Man, Begs For Water, And Empties His Bottle
Now that’s one thirsty squirrel!
A man visiting Arizona to admire the grandeur of the Grand Canyon never expected that the experience there would be more than just marveling at the popular tourist destination. While it's common for tourists there to encounter squirrels, the man did not only come across one but became a hero of sort to the critter, too!
Paul Camps, who hails from Gloucester, England, was at the Grand Canyon National Park recently to appreciate the world-famous tourist destination. While marveling at the grandiose work of nature, he spotted a squirrel that was acting a bit strangely. Soon, Camps and his girlfriend realized what the critter wanted them to do: Quench its thirst.
Paul Camps suspected that the squirrel wanted something from him as it was tailed him non-stop.
Zoo Owner Uses ‘Magic Slipper’ To Reprimand Lions That Are Bullying A Small Lioness
The zoo owner was clearly the most terrifying animal in the safari park that day.
A zoo keeper is proving that he is on the top of the food chain. The owner of a Ukranian safari park has just stopped a group of lions from bullying a smaller lioness. However, the daring feat was made even more impressive by his weapon of choice. The brave man used what he called his "magic slipper" to strike fear into the hearts of the predators.
Oleg Zubkov owns the Tagani Safari Park in the Crimea in Ukraine. Interestingly, the zoo director has clearly asserted his dominance over the wild beasts that roam the park. A viral video taken by a visitor features Zubkov marching straight into a pride of lions that are ganging up on a young lioness. Just as the alpha male charges for an attack, the park owner whips off his shoe and whacks the beasts into submission.
After scaring off a large male, Oleg Zubkov raised his 'magic slipper' on another lioness.
Captured Alligator Headbutts Wildlife Trapper, Slaps Police Officer In Fight For Freedom
The angry gator fought back and almost escaped when the trapper lost consciousness.
It was an epic showdown between man and beast. A huge alligator fought back against a wildlife trapper who tried to take it down. The reptile managed to knock the man out with a thundering headbutt. In addition to that, the captured animal slapped a police officer that tried to stop its escape.
The unidentified Florida Fish and Wildlife trapper was called to wrangle the eight-foot-long alligator that was wandering around an Ocoee neighborhood. However, the routine catch-and-release proved to be too much for the man. He was taken down by an unexpected headbutt as the reptile tried to get away from his captors. The trapper had no serious injuries from the encounter.