Pet of the Month
Gus is an 8 year old working kelpie. In January during the fires on a Sunday, Gus was helping to move a mob of sheep past the shearing shed. The mob looked like it was going to break on the left, so Gus headed around the mob to control the break. Unfortunately, with his concentration on the mob and moving at top speed, he failed to see a parked tractor with attached hay forks that were raised about 30cm above the ground directly in his path. Gus became impaled on the hay forks! One prong, sharp on the end but about 50mm in diameter and over a metre in length, pierced the outer thigh of his right leg, smashed the femur and exited on the inside. Gus was moving at such speed that he slid up the entire length of the prong until he reached the hay fork frame.
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