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Dog stands guard, protecting guardian's body from coyotes

Dog protects guardian from coyotes/NOT the dog from this story
Dog protects guardian from coyotes/NOT the dog from this storyT. Preston

According to Saturday's CBS Denver News, the body of a cross-country skier who died in Lizard Head Pass in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado, was watched over by a faithful companion.

Members of a search and rescue mission set out to find the missing 81-year-old Robert Blake and his golden retriever, after they disappeared on Friday night. On Saturday, a pilot and sheriff's deputy survived a crash in a helicopter which lost power during the search; the pair survived and did not suffer major injuries.

The deceased man was eventually found - his loyal companion, "Buddy," was standing guard over his body...keeping area coyotes from getting too close.

According to Click 2 Houston News, Buddy is back at home with the man's widow.

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