The internet is buzzing about a loving canine tasked by the Ukrainian service with sniffing out and detecting Russian mines.
A charming photo of Patron (which translates to Pellet in English) was originally posted to the Reddit community r/ dogswithjobs, but it has since been removed.
Patron, who appears to be a Jack Russell Terrier, is shown in the shot slipping on some Ukrainian military clothing and joyfully staring at a Russian mine that has been removed from the ground.
According to a later repost on Imgur, Patron is two years old and “likes junk and chasing Russian ground mines in Chernihiv, Ukraine.”
“We don’t earn dogs’ dedicated affection,” someone else said.
“He must be having the time of his life,” another person wrote. I go for a walk every day.”
Mine detection pets can sense the odor of snares and other substances generated by ordnance.
Some canine breeds excel at recognizing target aromas from varied background odors, making them excellent for the job and outperforming mortal demining battalions.
The olfactory center of pets’ brains, which is responsible for their sense of smell, is around 40 times larger in proportion than it is in humans.
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To keep their talents sharp, pets must be trained in the art of mine finding, and this training must be performed on a regular basis.
Mine-finding pets have been deployed since World War II, although they have only recently become widely used.
In 23 countries, over 750 canines are allowed to engage in charity demining initiatives.