K9 Who Bolted Thunder Rumble Is Reunited With Partner

Chicago police dog ran off 4 days ago
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted May 18, 2009 4:15 AM CDT
Bear, a young German shepherd like the one pictured, disappeared during a thunderstorm last week.   (AP Photo/Franka Bruns)
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(Newser) – A Chicago police dog is back home after disappearing four days ago amid a thunderstorm, the Chicago Tribune reports. A man spotted Bear, dirty but unharmed, near a cemetery yesterday. The 2-year-old German shepherd was likely hunting small animals in nearby woods, said his relieved partner, who has been chasing leads since Bear jumped a 5-foot fence and vanished after being startled by thunder.

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