Sprocket the dog had a close call a few years ago during a Toronto snowstorm.
At first, she was just enjoying a little stroll through her backyard. But CCTV footage captures the moment when things suddenly took a turn for the worst.
Sprocket hears a loud “crack” and jumps, suddenly running towards the house in fear. Seconds later, a huge branch comes falling out of the sky and crashes into Sprocket’s yard, partially destroying the fence and the barbecue.
The neighbour’s tree had clearly been weakened by the storm and had fallen as a result of it.
A dog’s instincts
Sprocket is one lucky dog. If she hadn’t moved away just in time, she might’ve been crushed by the branch. Thankfully, she was absolutely fine. Of the incident, her owner, Ben Lucier, said:
But according to Ben, Sprocket’s actions weren’t that surprising. Indeed, he describes her as an instinctual dog. In a moment of fear, she went to the one place she felt safe: To her owner’s side. And thanks to her quick thinking, she’s still at his side today!
What a good girl!
Posted by Ben Lucier on Sunday, April 15, 2018