Excited Dog Rescued After Driving Owner's Car Into Pond
This is the moment a dog drives its master's SUV into a pond after the owner left his car engine running and the excited pooch accidentally bumped it into gear.
The bizarre incident was captured by a surveillance camera in the city of Xinguang, which is in Pujiang County in East China's Zhejiang Province, on 11 December.
The white SUV, which belongs to Mr Jia, is seen parked next to other cars when it suddenly moves forwards and plunges into the pond in front of it.
The vehicle with its engine running and its boot open drives into the shallow water, and Mr Jia arrives seconds later, watching as it floats away to the other side.
The hapless owner's pooch, which he believes caused the accident, can be seen sticking its head out the sunroof as local residents rush to save it.
Mr Jia said: "I was preparing to leave but realised I had left my wallet and a box of products behind. I opened my boot so I could load the goods when I came back.
"While I was walking back, my dog saw me and jumped up because it was very excited. It somehow shifted my car into gear and drove it into the pond.
"After the car was driven into the pond, nearby villagers helped save my dog. I'm very grateful to them."
The video goes on to show someone propping a plank of what looks like wood from the side of the pond on to the roof of the sinking car.
A man then carefully walks across towards the vehicle with a pole before dropping to his knees (hopefully in a bid to rescue the pooch).
It would seem dogs are prone to being daft at the moment because one pet pooch in Port St. Lucie, Florida, had his owner in a spin after taking their motor for a ride.
Neighbours on a cul-de-sac were stunned when they came out of their homes and spotted a grey Sedan going round in circles, seemingly with no one behind the wheel. Except there was, it just wasn't the owner.
According to local reports, the car's owner had just parked up and stepped out of the car for a moment. However, it seems they made the mistake of leaving their dog alone in the car for a split second and, unfortunately, a split second was all it needed...
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