Some things should stick to the movies and not become real life. One of the most famous things old Western’s used to do, for example, showed a dame in trouble, usually tied to a railroad track for someone to come and rescue. For one man, a similar scene was about to become a reality that he had wished stayed on the screen.
Jared Twedell was driving along the road when he had one incredible experience.
Driving along a road in Oregan, Jared was minding his own business, probably listening to his music like many of us would be. He was on his way to the local recycling center when he noticed something strange outside his window.
Looking at the railroad tracks near the gate, Jared saw something moving.
In Oregon, wildlife is never all that far away. When Jared first saw the movement on the tracks, he thought it was probably a deer who was trying to cut an easier path through the woods. Knowing how dangerous railroads can be, he decided to try and scare the deer off to save it.
“There are railroad tracks near the gate, and out of the corner of my eye, I caught this flicker of movement,” Twedell told The Dodo. “I thought it was a deer lying on the tracks.”
Rolling down his window, he started whistling and shouting at the animal.
After whistling, Jared suddenly saw a pair of ears stand up, showing him it wasn’t even a deer that he was trying to help – it was a dog. Strangely, the dog was sitting on the tracks and refused to move.
Finally, the dog got up, and Jared’s heart dropped.
“I went into panic mode,” Twedell said. “He tried to walk toward the car and the rope pulled him back.”
When the dog finally stood up to come to Jared, it was jerked back down by a rope that was tied around its neck. This dog wasn’t just stuck; someone had tied it to the railroad tracks.
Some trains come through the area three times a day, and Jared was the only one who knew about this dog.
Once reality set in and Jared realized he was the only one who could save this dog, he snapped to action. Testing how close the dog would let him get, Jared started talking to him. The dog’s tail started wagging, helping Jared to feel a bit more comfortable about approaching a chained-up dog safely.
The rope was tied in a sailor’s knot – someone had done this on purpose.
Jared decided he was going to bring the dog home and immediately untied the exhausted animal. He temporarily nicknamed him “Train” but decided on a more permanent “Samson” later on.
After taking Samson to the vet, Jared decided to introduce him to the rest of the family.
Back at home, Jared had two other rescue dogs and a rabbit! Thankfully, Samson seemed to get along immediately and loves to play with his new siblings. He is a fun-loving dog who had someone looking out for him when he needed it the most.
Now, Samson has a family of his own to care for him!
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