A stray dog survived a treacherous journey from inside the bumper of a car.
The animal was struck in Fenghuang County, China by a vehicle driven by a man identified only as Mr. Zhang.
Mr. Zhang told Metro,
I was driving pretty quickly at the time so when I hit the dog, I thought it had either died or run away, so I didn't get out of the car to check.
Apparently, Mr. Zhang drove for several hundred miles before hearing the dog bark.
He got out of the car to find the stray trapped within the metal bars of his front bumper.
It isn't clear if Mr. Zhang tried to free the dog himself, but he soon made the decision to drive to a veterinary facility in his hometown.
By the time they arrived, the dog had been in Mr. Zhang's bumper for a total of 248 miles.
He somehow did not sustain a single injury, even after being hit by the car.
Mr. Zhang was so amazed by the dog's luck, he adopted him. He said,
It escaped from great danger. This really moved me. This shows my fate with the dog.
He took the dog home in a cage and reportedly, the two have been inseparable ever since.