Runners Hear Something In The Woods, What They Discover Is Both Tragic And Sweet.
When you're hiking or racing through the woods, you'll likely run into all sorts of things. Many of them are beautiful and harmless like waterfalls, for example, but you might also run into animals too. Now most hikers would want to avoid seeing a wild animal like a bear up close and personal, but what if you ran into something that was incredibly cute? Well, that's exactly what two runners racing across the hills of northeast Tennessee found after hearing some rustling noises, and when they went in to investigate, they were flabbergasted by what was there!
Two runners named Ashley Blake and Joshua Scott were running at Frozen Head State Park.
The two were training for the Barkley Fall Classic marathon. In fact, as a birthday present for Scott, Blake decided to challenge him on a 14-mile run. But when they heard some unusual rustling sounds by the trail, they diverted their attention towards the source.
The temperature was quite chilly that day, and it felt like they were nearing freezing temperatures.
When Blake and Scott found five black lab puppies huddling for warmth, their hearts sank. The area close to the path they were on is known for being a sort of dumping ground for pets that no one wants.
The adorable puppies were in danger of freezing and possibly dying soon from the cold.
In fact, if the two runners hadn't found them, there's a good chance that the puppies would not have survived. But when the humans approached them, they didn't get the reaction either of them had expected.
As they picked up one puppy each, the others ran away in terror to avoid being captured.
The dogs were also crying, which was truly heartbreaking to hear. Fortunately, Blake and Scott were able to pick them up before they went too far. But it seemed the four-legged creatures were afraid that the humans would hurt them.
The runners assumed that the reaction the puppies gave them were the result of something tragic.
Blake and Scott feared that the dogs may have been physically abused, but the dogs seemingly calmed themselves as soon as they realized that they were in no danger. The next step was to head to the ranger's station down the road.
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