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Man And Dog Survive 3 Weeks Lost In The Australian Bush


Vacation is the ideal time to relax and enjoy life to the full. But that’s difficult when everything goes wrong. 58-year-old Robert Weber and his Bull Arab named Nessie were lost on a visit to Kilkivan, Australia. And no, you didn’t just take the wrong turn or struggle to find your hotel. Instead, they ended up alone in the bushland with no food or water.

The couple was absent for about two weeks, but they separated after just a few days. It’s a miracle one of them made it alive, but luckily they are both safe now.

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Vacation went wrong

On January 6, 2021, Weber’s car stopped when leaving his hotel. Nessie was the only one in the car who was with him. When he never got to his destination, he was reported missing. They stayed in the car for three days, but their water supply was running low. Then Weber took matters into his own hands.

Weber got out of the vehicle to find his way back to civilization. At some point on the trip, he was separated from Nessie, which made the situation even more difficult for both of them. Weber said he survived by eating wild mushrooms and drinking water from the dam.

Local politician Tony Perrett found Weber’s empty vehicle on January 17, but Weber and Nessie were nowhere to be seen. Even after the officers stopped searching, Perrett refused to give up. Sure enough, on Jan. 24, Perrett was found near a dam, 18 days after he was reported missing. Perrett hurried to save him, but then realized that Nessie was not with him.

Robert Weber foundImage: Mung Beans Facebook

Weber was taken to the hospital, but despite everything checked out healthy. While he was recovering there, Perrett kept an eye out for the dog that was still lost in the Australian bushland.

Two brave survivors

Fortunately, Perrett discovered Nessie on January 31st. She walked around his property and eventually approached his house. Like her father, she had survived for weeks alone. She lost a lot of weight, but otherwise seemed happy and healthy. She probably found food and water in nature, just like Weber. Weber was overjoyed when Perrett gave him the good news.

“He loved it,” said Perrett. “Like everyone else, he thought he would never see the dog again, but when I got in touch with him yesterday, he was delighted that the dog had been found.”

Tony Perrett saves dogImage: Mung Beans Facebook

Weber is still in the hospital, so Perrett agreed to take care of Nessie in the meantime. Perrett hopes the two can be reunited very soon. But for now, Nessie is in a comfortable environment where she can put on weight again. Eventually, she and her father will be ready for adventure again as long as they are more careful from now on.

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