Friday, August 05, 2005

Canine Suicide in Scotland

"Maybe it’s the whistle of the wind from distant Loch Lomond or the fabled "white lady" who is said to haunt an adjacent mansion or the rustle of tree branches next to a nearby waterfall.

Nobody knows for sure, but something strange is causing dogs to jump off the Overtoun Estate bridge, west of Glasgow, at an alarming rate. Most are killed by the 60-foot fall or are so severely injured that veterinarians must put them to sleep. Others have survived, only to come back and try again." (source)

In an unexplained phenomenon, an estimated one dog per month has leap to its death from this bridge for the past 20-30 years!

Note to Scots: Stop walking your dogs near the damn bridge...

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