Trains have no way of stopping when animals dart out onto the tracks in front of them, and unfortunately, witnessing animals being run over becomes a regular part of the job for train conductors.
So when a dog ran out onto the tracks in front of a Swedish train near a ski resort in western Sweden, the train conductors were convinced they’d find the dog’s body lying on the tracks later on. Yet when workers went back to take the body off the tracks, they were stunned to see the dog was alive.
The dog, who was named Freddie and had been rescued by a local woman, Berit Holmgren, just days before, was not only alive, but managed to walk away from what should have been a fatal accident with just a scratch on his head.
The train workers recognized Freddie since Holmgren had posted messages on a local Facebook group to find the missing dog, and drove him home about six days after he went missing. “Freddie is home again after almost six days wandering in Åre. He was run over by a train near Holiday Club last night but survived with a gash in his forehead. He was driven home by the railway staff and is sleeping right now in his bed, very tired,” Holmgren wrote in an update.
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[Featured image: Facebook/Berit Holmgren]