They don’t say for no good reason that dogs are men’s best friends, as once again, we are being given a true life lesson by one of those non-talking and wonderful creatures. A dog that went missing in Alaska found the will, courage, and strength to come back to his owners after making a trek of 150 miles on the frozen Bering Sea, according to Insider.
The wonderful dog’s name is Nanuq, and he belongs to the Australian Shepherd breed. He went missing from his owners last month. The dog’s name means “polar bear” in Siberian Yupik.
The dog owners saw their pet once again on St. Lawrence Island, which is located about 150 miles away from the rest of Alaska.
A one-year-old Australian shepherd returned to its owners in Alaska after more than a month apart, having undertaken an epic odyssey across 150 miles of frozen Bering Sea ice https://t.co/vB3Vzi0rR2
— Sky News (@SkyNews) April 13, 2023
Ms. Iworrigan said as Sky News quotes:
I was like, ‘No freakin’ way! That’s our dog! What is he doing in Wales?’
She also added, as the same source quotes:
I have no idea why he ended up in Wales. Maybe the ice shifted while he was hunting,
I’m pretty sure he ate leftovers of seal or caught a seal. Probably birds, too. He eats our native foods. He’s smart.
Nanuq got lost in Wales, a city located in the Nome Census Area of Alaska. In that city, only 160 people were reported to be living back in 2021. The chances are practically zero for the city to have been populated significantly more in the meantime. The city also covers an area of less than 6 square kilometers.
If you ever plan to live on St. Lawrence Island, the first thing you need to keep in mind is that you’ll need some pretty warm clothes all of the time. Otherwise, there is enough space there for human settlement, as the island covers an area of over 4,600 square kilometers.