Motorists Get Stuck in Traffic After Road Was Blocked By Tractor Driven By…a Dog
Dogs may be man’s best friend, but that doesn’t mean they should take the wheel. But try telling Don the Scottish sheepdog that.
The car crazy canine caused motorway choas on Wednesday after taking “control of a tractor”, British media reported.
Traffic Scotland called the event “the weirdest thing we have ever reported”.
Farmer Tom Hamilton was examining lambs in a field above the busy M74 motorway near the village of Abington while his Don the collie dog waited on the seat of his Gator utility vehicle.
He turned around to see the vehicle crash through a fence, career down a hill and zoom across the road – with Don still sitting inside.
“It gave me a really big fright,” he told the BBC.
Don reportedly start the vehicle rolling by leaning on its controls.
Hamilton said he feared he hadn’t put the vehicle’s handbrake on properly.
Although police were called in to manage the incident, Don and all other drivers were unhurt and traffic was flowing normally after half an hour.