Hero border collie Patsy rescues a herd of sheep from forest fires by keeping them out of the flames
- Border collie is praised as a hero after rescuing a herd of sheep in sight of bushfire
- Patsy the Border Collie helped the flock of sheep to the safest paddock
- Bushfire dropped on the ground but Patsy was not surprised at her rescue
- Cath Hill posted a video of the dog on social media and received 6,000 shares
A border collie hero helped rescue a herd of sheep when the bushfire tore through farmland and approached her and her owner.
Cath Hill, from Corryong in Victoria, went to social media to tell the heroic story of how Patsy helped the border collie save their sheep as the flames approached.
“Allow me to introduce Patsy the wonder dog,” Mrs. Hill wrote.
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Patsy the border collie (photo) is praised to a hero after rescuing a herd of sheep from bushfire despite burning through farmland and moving closer to her
“In the early hours of December 31, 2019, while the fire in Corryong was declining … she and my brother gathered the sheep and brought them to the safest paddock on the farm.”
Patsy helped the herd drive dozens of sheep over thick burning paddocks in thick smoke.
All the while a furious forest fire just at the edge of the terrain was getting closer.
After the sheep were taken to the safest paddock, Miss Hill’s brother turned his attention to the approaching forest fire while Patsy watched over the herd.
“(She) found a safe place while my brother fought the fire with a tractor and a tank of water,” Miss Hill continued.
“Almost all sheep are safe, along with the hay bales and silage, the shed and both farms.”
Patsy was able to push the sheep (photo) into the safest paddock on the Corryong site while fire continued to threaten the rest of the property
Miss Hill posted a short video of Patsy after she finished saving the sheep and rested in a scorched paddock.
‘Hey Patsy, do you hear those sheep? That is all your work, “Miss Hill Patsy tells in the video clip.
One image showed the great danger with Patsy in the foreground at the edge of a paddock while flames burn in the background.
The video immediately caught the attention of other social media users who quickly praise the hero dog.
“Double smackos for Patsy and abdominal rubs,” one user wrote.
After corping the sheep, Patsy rested in a scorched paddock, but kept a close eye on the herd (Patsy depicted with a sheep herd in the background)
“What a good and courageous doggo,” another added.
“Patsy the Wonderdog! What a legend. That day, she really was man’s best friend. Fantastic! I hope you rest at home and sit down, “wrote a third.
The area is still threatened by bushfire with reports on Tuesday afternoon that indicate that only 10 km separates the Corryong bushfire from one across the border.
Temperatures are expected to rise by the end of this week and have the potential to increase fire activity just north of the Victorian town.
From Tuesday, however, the area saw some delay due to milder weather conditions and light rainfall.
As a result, firefighters have been able to delay the spread of fire, but residents are being warned that circumstances can change and they can monitor fire alarms.
One image (photo) showed how great a danger there was with Patsy in the foreground at the edge of a paddock with flames from one of the forest fires running down