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Worried, Protective Dog Gets Accidentally Blown Up In The Face By A Firecracker

That could also be a child.


New Year’s Eve is just a day away and most people usually welcome the New Year by lighting up firecrackers. It’s already given that people should be extra cautious when dealing with firecrackers, especially if there are children and pets around. Otherwise, the situation could go bad, just like how it went for this poor dog.

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A dog got accidentally blown up by firecracker after a man lit one up in their own backyard. The tragic and horrific scene was all caught on camera.

This man started to light a firecracker.

With this worried dog lurking from behind.

Once the man finished lighting up, the dog immediately ran towards the site where the firecracker was.

It is presumed that the dog in the video, which is a German Shepherd, may have had its protective instincts kicking in. Dogs are usually scared of fireworks but this one wasn’t.

The moment the man finished off lighting the firecracker, the dog immediately went to the scene to check it out, only to have the firecracker blow up on its face. As tragic and graphic the scene may be, this should serve as a reminder to always be careful when it comes to handling firecrackers.

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Before lighting one for this New Year, always check your surroundings and make sure that the coast is clear. This is extremely important to keep in mind especially if you have kids and pets who can be curious of most things.Being careless around firecrackers will obviously result in injury – and in the case of the dog in the video, death of a beloved pet. What happened to that poor dog could happen to a child as well. Watch the video below.

WARNING: GRAPHIC video ahead. Viewer discretion is advised.

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Researchers hope it would find a mate so it can reproduce.

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The discovery is a welcome development as researchers are looking to reintroduce mammal species into the Sturt National Park. Such creatures have not been seen in the area for 90 years.

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Researchers got their inspiration from Marley’s hit 1973 song “High Tide or Low Tide.”

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Here Are The 14 Winners of This Year’s Comedy Wildlife Photography

They are just as wild and funny as anyone would expect.

A new year is on its way, and it is only understandable for people to look back at the things that happened. While some moments are deemed sad, others are worth being proud of. And, oh, let us not forget the funny ones!

Speaking of funny ones, we here at Elite Readers decided it is time to round up the funniest photos of the year. The only catch, however, is that we are about to feature the wildlife. Interestingly, there is an actual competition for this sort of thing. It is even meant to spread awareness about wildlife conservation, and it is called Comedy Wildlife Photography.

Photographer Paul Joynson-Hicks, one of the founders of the competition, was quoted saying:

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