Diana Andrews opened the front door of the Hilton Head Island home she shares with her husband, Arthur, around 5:30 a.m. Saturday to take the couple’s Scottish Terrier for a walk. Instead, she found herself face-to-snout with an alligator.
“I was in bed and heard her open the door and then scream and then heard the door slam,” Arthur Andrews told ABCNews.com. “I went running out and looked outside.”
“The dog couldn’t have been two feet from the gator’s mouth when my wife grabbed him by his tail and pulled him back into the house, so she had to get that close too,” he said.
This story reminds the Scottie News of a Westie Wednesday almost two years ago when an older gentleman staged a daring rescue and saved his Westie from the jaws of a vicious alligator.
The Scottish Terrier and Dog News missed this story when it first surfaced late last year. German justice minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger’s Scottie Franzi landed her in trouble with the law when he bit a passerby, who tried to pet him while he was out on a dog walk.
My German’s a bit rusty, but as far as I can tell, the victim filed an official complaint, before things ended up being settled out of court.
According to Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger, Franzi, who occasionally accompanies his mistress minister to the national capital Berlin on business, is a loving and harmless dog and the incident in question was just an unfortunate accident.
Apparently the biting was a one-time lapse on the part of Franzi, who often attends meetings with his minister mistress
In Washington State, firefighters rescue Maggie the Scottie after she fell down a cliff and got stuck in a blackberry bush on a rock ledge 70 feet above the water. According to the report in the Islands Sounder, responders used well-practiced rope rescue operations.
Does that mean they hooked Maggie up with a rope and pulled her out of the bush? It’s hard to believe they lowered her in the other direction, but what do I know? Maybe some informed readers can enlighten the Scottie News.
To get your week off to the best possible start, we’ve placed some adorable puppies (courtesy of Sandy) atop the Scottish Terrier and Dog News this morning. Come check them out.
And speaking of things to check out, New York Tartan Day is coming up in just under three weeks so you better get registered if you want to be part of the Scotties and Westies brigade that will parade down Sixth avenue:
If you have any questions with regard to the terrier part of the Parade, please contact Sara Moose at firstname.lastname@example.org. Here’s the registration link.
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