Ex-Police Dog Strangely Barking at A Tree, Owner Finds The Shocking Truth
By | July 20, 2022
Thomas Smith, owner of an ex-police dog, cannot imagine what he found behind the constant barking of his dog for days. He knew something was wrong because of the sudden change in his behavior. The dog was unstoppable when digging the ground.
He couldn’t move and had a feeling that this must be investigated. At this moment, he couldn’t believe what he had just found.
Thomas Smith met Kyle as a retired police dog who had worked for eight years. As Kyle retired, he needed a new family to keep him. Just like any other dog, Kyle loved to walk with his dad and play around catching squirrels. Despite being a retired police dog, Kyle never forgot his duties. This played a huge role in a mystery we're about to uncover.
Kyle’s Skills and Past
Kyle’s record as a police dog was outstanding. He was able to help solve cases of missing people. Kyle’s previous handler was a policeman named John. Kyle never followed any officer's orders, aside from John’s. It was also proven that Kyle would do anything for him, even risk his own life. But when Kyle retired, John couldn’t keep him as he was always working. This is where Thomas Smith appears in the picture.
A New Start
The Smiths did all they could to always consider Kyle's comfort and welfare. Their old house was small and didn't have enough space for the dog to run around and be free. They knew they had to look for somewhere bigger to make everyone comfortable. The place they finally settled in was perfect for Kyle to roam and play around. The setting of their new home had a view of mountains, trees, and woods. Kyle had found the perfect home.
Kyle’s daily routine encouraged the Smiths to stay healthy and active. When no one else was home, he made the home safe. Until one day, something started to make the family very uneasy.
Start of Bad Days
Suddenly, all of Kyle's enthusiasm started to wane. He looked like he was slowly shutting down. He began to lose interest in walking. Kyle also seemed to lose his energy. Unlike in the past days, he didn’t want to play around anymore. Although he still ate and did his daily routine, Kyle was not the same. Thomas assumed it was because of the new environment and he would get better with time. He couldn't have been more wrong.
When Thomas noticed Kyle wasn't getting better, he decided to change his bed to make him more comfortable. But the nightmare got even worse. Kyle started to decline his food and would refuse to go on walks. At this point, Thomas knew that things had gotten dire.
Thomas decided to take Kyle to a veterinary clinic to have his check-up. Numerous tests were done, and they found nothing wrong. Kyle was a healthy dog. Thomas also pointed out Kyle’s sudden behavior changes, and the veterinarian was also perplexed about it. He had never heard of such sudden, unprovoked changes in behavior before. Little did they know that they were about to uncover the real reason behind it.
Thomas thought of a strategy to encourage Kyle to bring his energy back. He took Kyle on a walk in the woods the first day but he still showed signs of energy loss and unwillingness to roam around. After further observation, Thomas saw something different about Kyle. He became hopeful that he could help save the dog.
The Nightmares Continues
He kept taking him on walks in different areas of the woods. One day, while taking Kyle on a walk, he noticed something had changed. Kyle looked very tense, uneasy, and never stopped sniffing. At this point, he knew something was wrong.
Uncovering The Reason
At first, Thomas was happy that Kyle had perked up and was back to being normal. Then he became very wary of their environment and started looking for what had spooked the dog. Before Thomas could react, Kyle tore away from him and sped deeper into the woods. Thomas lost sight of him in seconds.
Back on Track
For the past few days, Kyle showed a depletion of energy and motivation to do his daily routine. And because of what happened in the woods, Thomas got to see the police dog side of Kyle. He tore after the dog to catch him. He saw Kyle sniffing around and following a track that Thomas could not understand. Kyle led him to a tree, and he wouldn’t budge when Thomas tried pulling.
Since Thomas was unfamiliar with this kind of Kyle’s behavior. He tried his best to understand what was going on. He even looked upwards to see if there was a squirrel or anything that might be drawing Kyle’s attention. Besides it was winter, and aside from the tree, he could not see anything that could make Kyle behave this way. Maybe it is something he couldn’t see?
Like a Stone
Before this moment, Kyle never failed to follow Thomas’ orders. He tried to call Kyle, but he just stood there. He tried all of the tricks such as using a treat to make him come home. Unfortunately, it didn’t work. Kyle just kept barking aggressively at the tree.
Because of Kyle’s past training, he began to relax and sit next to the tree. He seemed like he was waiting for backup. After minutes of thinking of ways to solve this puzzle, Thomas decided to call John. He thought it would be best to contact him since he was Kyle’s former police partner. This was new for Thomas, but he was eager to find out the reason behind Kyle’s strange behavior.
The Unexpected Call
John immediately felt nervous when he saw Thomas’ call. It was quite unexpected and he began to think the worst. Maybe Kyle had gotten seriously sick or was experiencing something that was giving him a hard time. However, when Thomas described what was happening, he felt relieved.
Smell of Danger
During their conversation, John revealed that he knew this kind of Kyle’s behavior. He said Kyle might smell or see something that could be a clue and is also trained to sit beside the lead he found. So, John instructed Thomas to carefully examine the place where Kyle was sitting. He said that Thomas might see something that presented a danger. They first assumed it was drugs or a missing item buried underground or in the tree itself. However, Thomas found something more unexpected.
Uncovering the Mystery
After examining the tree carefully, Thomas saw something that no one would ever want to look at. Upon realizing he could be ruining a case, he immediately called John and reported what he saw. His whole body froze and trembled while telling everything to John. And because of that call and warning from Thomas, John gathered forensics experts. It was time for the police to step in.
When John and the experts arrived at the spot, the dog couldn't contain his excitement. He speedily raced towards John, when moments before, he couldn't be bothered by everything Thomas was doing. John greeted Kyle warmly. But didn't dwell for long because they had a crime to solve.
John slowly and carefully went towards the tree Kyle had been sitting beside. He tried to pull a small portion of the tree’s bark to see what had everyone spooked. His jaw dropped in shock. It was even more serious and heinous than what he had assumed.
The forensic experts tore the tree apart and revealed the full gory scene. Apparently, Kyle had smelled a human skeleton that had been buried inside the tree. It was a challenge for the experts to carefully remove its attachment on the tree as it was well packed. They had to work extra to examine the skeleton further. Everyone was still reeling from what they had seen. But the big challenge for them is to find who that person was and what had happened to them.
The Old Kyle
Both John and Thomas were surprised to see how lively Kyle was again. He went from being sad and having no energy to an energetic and playful dog. It was a good thing for them, but they still wondered why. What had changed for the dog?
Solving the Case
They would come back to unravel Kyle's mystery later. Now, they had to uncover the mystery behind what had now become a crime scene. John was about to make a call to his chief officer to request extra assistance when something unexpected happened.
Pieces of Evidence
One of the forensic experts stopped John and told him they had found something weird about the bones and knew what had happened at the scene. John couldn't believe his ears. What could they have seen?
Coming to an End
Usually, forensic experts work for a week to conclude the examinations that they find on every crime scene. But this day was different. They already had everything they needed to solve the case.
Apparently, they had discovered that the skeleton was not the remains of a human. Someone had buried a fake skeleton in the tree. They probably had used it as a decoration for Halloween and forgotten to remove it after. They’d traveled for hours just to face a fake skeleton and they couldn't help laughing at how messed up that was. However, they also wondered why Kyle responded that way like it was actual human remains. Surely, he knew the difference in smells.
Even though John had been there for a long time, he saw Kyle being too energetic and never stopped clinging onto him and constantly licking. And after a minute, he realized the real motive behind Kyle’s behavior towards the fake skeleton.
Kyle had been so down because he missed John. He also knew the best way to get his attention. He knew if he acted like a police dog again and uncovered a lead, his old buddy would come back. He did this to trick everyone into making John see him. Everyone burst into laughter at the clever antics of the dog. However, John felt guilty for not visiting the dog after his adoption. He decided to stay longer and play with Kyle.
The two of them walked in the woods, and the happiness in the eyes of Kyle was so lovely. He was still so attached to his old friend and owner. John promised to visit Kyle more often. That promise made Kyle wag his tail like crazy while jumping because of the happiness he felt seeing John. He was smiling so hard because he was finally in paradise.
Partner For Life
Kyle suddenly acting very strange was unpredictable. No one thought he would miss his old handler that badly, least of all John. But then, when he saw his old partner, he began to go back to his old happy and energetic self. This shows how our pets can do anything just to be with us. The love they give is pure and unconditional, and because of that, they also tend to risk everything to provide us with the love we deserve. Dogs are truly precious.