A dog that was feared that he had died after being dragged by an avalanche of snow and that killed its owner, He appeared four days later in a motel in Montana, where had their owners spent the night before going to ski off-piste.
Members of a rescue team had assumed that the dog had been buried by the avalanche of snow after a meticulous search without finding any sign indicating otherwise.
The surprise was when four days after the accident Ole, as well is called the dog, He appeared exhausted and hungry in the motel, four kilometres from where the event occurred. Was the owner of the motel who observed the canine hero, sitting in front of his bedroom window, looking through the window.
Dave Gaillard of Bozeman was skiing with his wife when the avalanche occurred, close to Cooke City, a former mining town on the outskirts of Yellowstone National Park. “His last words were “Retreat to the trees”. “I think that he saw what was coming up, and I did not see”, Kerry Corcoran Gaillard told a local newspaper.
A member of the rescue team carried the exhausted dog family Bozeman.
Investigators recovered the body of Gaillard days later.