Personal experience with dogs’ abilities
11/05/2012 5:00 PM
11/05/2012 8:52 AM
Re Oct. 20 column by Bob Bestler, “Dog’s nose interests science”
I got a chuckle out of a recent column by Bob Bestler concerning a dog’s nose. Several years ago I flew into Mexico City and while waiting for my luggage a security official and his dog came up to me and the dog was sniffing my bag.
The official asked me if I had any fruit in my bag. Apparently this particular dog was trained to detect fruit. I was aware that you cannot bring fresh fruit into the country. In fact I had had a banana in the bag that I had eaten on the plane before I entered Mexico. The dog still picked up on the scent. The dog did his job well. What a nose.
The writer lives in Myrtle Beach.
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