A trucker who was on his way to
Omaha, NE, had a little surprise recently when he discovered that a dog had
hitched a ride on his truck by clinging to the trailer in pounding rain for 85
miles, media outlets reported recently.
A motorist who caught sight of the
dog called authorities, who in turn began to pull rigs into a weigh station to
search for the hitchhiking hound. The trucker, unaware of his stowaway, was as
surprised as anyone.
Authorities told media outlets the
dog must have jumped onboard in Sutton, NE. No owner has been found yet, so the dog – a
mixed-breed shepherd – is staying at a local farm.
It isn’t the first time a house pet
has used a semi for interstate transportation.
Back in 2003, a cat hitched a 400-mile
ride from Indianapolis to Sedalia, MO, on an 8-inch beam underneath a
The male Siamese cat was discovered after
Chris Markley, a trucker from Springdale, AR, noticed a woman trying to flag
him down, The Associated Press reported.
He pulled his rig into a parking lot, and the woman pointed out a cat sitting
on the fifth wheel frame under the trailer of his truck.