These Hikers Were In The Right Place At The Right Time To Save A Life

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fotorcreatedWhen we go on hikes, it’s to get away from the grind and enjoy the natural world that surrounds us. The forest is generally quiet with only the sounds of the wind whispering through the trees and the pitter patter of the occasional squirrel climbing up a branch.

For these Australian hikers, this time was extraordinarily different. While they just thought they were going on a relaxing, meditative walk through the woods, what happened to them was far from it.

Read on to see what they discovered on their journey and why they were almost brought to tears in the middle of the woods. It’s an amazing, unexpected story that will stick with you all day.

 

12. An Innocent Trip

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001-12-an-innocent-trip-881979A man, his wife, and his father decided to go out and find a secluded spot to hike in Mount Glorious National Park in the D’Aguilar Range northwest of Brisbane City in Austrailia. Their goal was to find rock pools, but what they found instead completely blew them away.
11. What Is That?!

002-11-what-is-that-881504Suddenly in their journey, they stumbled upon a spot in the stream that seemed to move in a way that regular creeks don’t move. As they hiked closer they realized that they weren’t looking at plain old rocks in a creek. In fact, it was a little, brown puppy!

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10. What Should We Do Now?

003-10-what-should-we-do-now-881507The hikers realized that the poor dog was exhausted from struggling to get out of the creek and cold from all the moving water around him. What should they do? Would it attack if they tried to help? They can’t just leave him to die there on his own, they had to do something.

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9. Success!

004-9-success-881556After forming a plan, the group wrapped a rope the dog’s shoulders while another person held a big stick ready to defend his family if necessary. Together they pulled the puppy out of the muddy creek and onto the shore. They saw that it was a she and was very gentle. They figured that she belonged to someone and had to get her home.

8. Miss Piggy

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005-8-miss-piggy-881587The hikers named the pup Miss Piggy because she ended up being much bigger than they first thought. Before they could take Miss Piggy home, they needed to make sure the dog felt comfortable with them so they started to slowly come closer to her. After a while, the puppy responded to their efforts with licks and the hikers knew that their plan was working.

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