Before I was born, my dad says he visited the Grand Canyon with his dog. When they got to an overlook, he pulled over and let the dog out, and the dog — for some reason — actually did run and jump over the low wall. He ended up about 10 feet down, on the last small ledge before the long drop to the bottom. Lucky dog.
I had no idea this was so common, though.
This isn’t so oddly specific. Dogs leaping to their deaths is a known phenomenon. Overtoun bridge (http://www.problempets.co.uk/media/overtounbridge.asp) has claimed the lives of at least fifty dogs. It is thought to be due to the strong scent of animals in the surroundings, mink in the example of Overtoun bridge.
The Overtoun Bridge, http://www.problempets.co.uk/media/overtounbridge.asp, Located near Scotland’s charming little village of Milton in the peaceful burgh of Dumbarton. About 600 dogs have, no reason, jumped off of this bridge. I read this article on Cracked.com last month.
I don’t know if this is from that bridge, but it sure seems like it to me.
I thinks that’s from the Overtun Bridge, I read an article about it a while ago at another site but I can’t find it.
Anyways, this is what I found at google: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-411038/Why-dogs-leapt-deaths-Overtoun-Bridge.html
That is the old US97 bridge over Crooked River Canyon near Terrebonne, Oregon. Next to it is Peter Skene Ogden State Scenic Viewpoint, which as a lot of signs warning about the steep dropoff. The old bridge has been replaced by an adjacent four-lane bridge, and the old one is open to pedestrians so you can walk out over the canyon.
Wow, it seems we have a consensus, by internet logic, and a panel of comments, this HAS to be the Overtun Bridge, in Scotland.
maybe its the flying mustaches that kill the dog.
Last year I was driving to Mt Bachelor in OR and took a picture of this sign, when I heard about this site this picture was the thing I was coming on to see if it was already on and submit it myself, but this is the most recent one! 🙂 NODEraser has it right, is quite a beautiful canyon with insanely steep drops on both sides and is very pretty in one of the most ugly stretches of road.
NODEraser is right. A beautiful spot in Orgegon and curiously dog free 😉
^ This made my day!
Beware the mustaches!!!
“Internet logic”, yeah right… Sad that our society is headed in that direction. Look at the pictures of the bridge in Scotland and the photo here and you will notice major climate differences. The bridge in the picture is obviously in a drier region, while the Scotland one is temperate. There are no deciduous trees in the photo we are discussing.
I will be driving past this bridge on Thursday, and will stop to take photos to prove/disprove my theory.
NODEraser, what ‘theory’ are you trying to prove? why are you talking about climate change in this post?
go back to setting up High School auditoriums, ok? Stick to what you suck at the least.
Ah, the Internet at its finest.
Makes me want a dog…
This dog has reason to jump off the cliff. He’s obviously chasing two flying moustaches.
Seems my post with the evidence has been deleted by the moderators… Conspiracy!
Save our dogs! Burn down all the bridges and fill the up the canyons!
Haha….. wow….NODEraserIsGhey!!! Hahahhahahahahhhahahaa….. phew…. wait one more.. hahahahhahahah!
In the end does it really matter where this sign is? Let’s all just hope our dogs would not jump off a cliff or bridge like that.
P.S translating the sign to woof language might help too!
I just realized that comment can go on failblog 😛
DEFINITELY Ogden wayside. i drive thru there all the time. i have the same picture, but mine includes the sign above it that says DANGER! 300 foot cliff ahead, supervise children at all times, no pets allowed beyond this point.
Crooked River Canyon on US 97 in the fine and beautiful state of Oregon. Well known for suicides, dog deaths and unfortunately murder.
From fifty feet back the canyon is not visible as a drop off. It’s not until one is actually at the edge or on the bridge going over it that the astounding depth is clear. From the parking lot it just looks like one is going to walk through a flat little park. Like a restful area to take a break from driving.
But then there is that sign. Or rather ‘those signs.’ Yet there are still those few pet owners who don’t notice, or don’t believe. Poor dogs.
Oh my Noderaser! I clicked on your name and got the cool array of pictures of the entire park, canyon and bridges. Thanks for posting them. Even though I live in only few miles south I still like to browse pictures of the beauty around me.
Crooked River Gorge has these sign posted EVERYWHERE!!!
hahaha, “many dogs have died here”? wtf
Ah yes, the well-known sagebrush, buffalo grass, and juniper of Scotland.
Another confirmation, this sign is at Ogden wayside, just upriver of our home on the canyon rim on the Crooked River in Oregon.
Definitely macabre, but a necessary sign, the rock retaining wall is low and not very imposing, many people don’t realize the hazard beyond.
If you don’t want ur Dog to jump off, then don’t throw delicious bacon over the edge.i mean come on. (now picture the dog on the sign happily shouting out “IT”S BACON!”…you know what i’m talking about. hehehe.)
Leave doggies alone and let them earn their wings!
My better half had lost a dog herself at the Ogden Wayside just north of Terrebonne before these signs went up and when you were able to park next to the cliff edge in the roundabout… maybe 1994.
I confirm this image is from Oregon. I live 20 minutes away from this bridge and all 15 similar signs.
I confirm there have been many suicides, accidents, and children slain by being thrown off the bridge. Very sad. Also several vehicles at the bottom of the gorge.
She went out and bought All Dogs Go to Heaven that night, by the way.
Dogs are stupid.
It has happened. For instance, there is the Crooked River Canyon in Oregon, and an adjacent park where people and dogs would play fetch. One day a Frisbee flew over the edge and a dog jumped after after it. He never brought it back.
(added after reading more comments:) Oops! looks like there are a lot more Oregonians here than I thought. You all know what I’m talking about then.
Cheers from Bend, Oregon!
STOP GIVING YOUR DOG POT.
If you keep giving him pot, he’ll think he can fly and fall off that cliff.
Yep, Ogden Wayside. There’s a low wall and then a long drop into the canyon below.
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