Woodchuck Climbs on the Back of a Golden Retriever and Hitches a Ride Across the Lake
Woodchuck Climbs on a Golden Retriever’s Back and Takes a Ride Across the Lake
In a heartwarming video of an uncommon friendship, a golden retriever going for a swim in a lake offered a woodchuck a lift back to the beach, according to WCVB-TV.
Wally the golden retriever was kayaking with his owner, Lauren Russell, on May 16 at Hickory Hills Lake in Lunenburg, Massachusetts. When the dog swam out about 100 meters into the lake, he picked up an unexpected passenger.
Russell was able to capture the moment a woodchuck appeared to creep up the back of two-year-old Wally and hitch a ride. The dog in the video seemed unfazed with his new friend, turning around to see what was on his back before swimming out of the lake happily.
Russell told WCVB-TV that he was approximately 100 meters out when a woodchuck creeped up on his back and swam back to shore with him.
“We were taken aback,” says the narrator. It was fantastic. When we saw what we done, we couldn’t believe our eyes.”
Russell said she didn’t know why the woodchuck needed help getting out of the water, but she guessed it was either distressed or just lazy.
Wally’s generosity was described by her as “just an angel,” as he “loves all animals, loves all young babies, humans.” There aren’t many people who can compare to Wally.”
According to Russell, once on dry land, the creatures momentarily touched snouts: “It came back to the island, hopped off his back, and then scurried away, and they gave each other a little kiss goodbye.” They touched each other’s snouts, and then he bolted.”
Social media users were delighted by the unlikely encounter, with one YouTube user saying: “Looks just like my golden boy LJ! Can’t go wrong with a golden retriever. They are truly the best breed of dog!”
A Twitter user joked: “Imagine having a Golden Retriever as your Uber if you were this woodchuck.”
Golden Retrievers are “outgoing, trustworthy, and eager-to-please family dogs, and relatively easy to train,” according to the American Kennel Club (AKC), which says: “They take a joyous and playful approach to life and maintain this puppyish behavior into adulthood. These energetic, powerful gundogs enjoy outdoor play.”
Although seeing a dog carry a woodchuck on its back. This is a brief summary.