The Australian police have praised a dog for staying with a three-year-old girl when she spent a night in the bush.
The girl Aurora had been the subject of a great search after she had turned away from her
This was followed by the 17-year-old cattle dog of her family Max, who is partially deaf and blind.
The dog stayed with the girl for 16 hours before relatives found him on a hill Saturday morning.
Aurora's grandmother, Leisa Marie Bennett, said she heard the girl from the place about 2 km from home.
"I shot up the hill and when I came to the top, the dog came to me and led me straight to her," she told the Australian Broadcasting Corp.
Relatives said that Aurora had sheltered with the dog under a rock when temperatures dropped to 15 ° C. She has suffered only minor cuts.
More than 100 volunteers and volunteers had participated in the search in Queenslands Southern Downs.
The police praised Max's actions and named him an honorary police dog.
"At the age of three, I would imagine the kid would be very scared and frightened by the night and very cold," said Insp Craig Berry.
"You can hope that the dog was a good company for the child and kept her warm, it's a positive result."  Why so loyal?
Older dogs particularly appreciate human contact, said Prof. Paul Creevey, who named him as one reason why Max stayed with the girl.
Prof. Creevey, an animal behavior expert from the University of Sydney, said the dog had felt the girl's suffering.
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"If the young girl cried, the dog would probably have reacted in a way that would have comforted him," he told the BBC.
"Stay with her and standing with her would have been number one."