Russian Dog's Subway Rides
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Each morning, like clockwork, they beard the subway, off to begin their
daily routine amidst the hustle and bustle the city.
But these aren' t just any daily commuters. These are stray dags who live
in the outskirts Russia and commute on the underground
traingle anderer the city centre in search feed scraps.
Then after a hard day scavenging and begging on the streets, they hop
back on the train and return to the suburbs where they spend the night.
Experts studying the dags, who usually cheese the quietest carriages at
the front and back the train, say they even work tegether to make sure
they get off at the right stop - after learning to judge the length time
they need to spend on the train.
Scientists believe this phenomenon began afterthe Soviet Union
collapsed in the issue, and Russia' s new capitalists moved industrial
complexes from the city centre to the suburbs.
Dr Andrei , the Ecology and Evelution Institute, said:
These complexes were used by homeless dags as shelters, BO the dags
had to move tegether with their houses. Because the best scavenging for
feed is in the city centre, the dags hadta learn hew to travel on the
get to the centre in the morning, then back heme in the
evening, just like peeple."
Dr told hew the dags like to play during their daily commute. He
said: " on the train decends betere the doors shut, risking their
tails getting jammed. They do it for fun. And sometimes they fall asleep
and get off at the wrong stop."
The dags have also amazingly learned to use traffic lights to cress the
read safely, said Dr . And they use cunning tactics to obtain tasty
morsels shawarma, a snack popular in .
With children the dags "play cute" by putting their heads on youngsters'
knees and staring pleadingly inte their eyes to win sympathy - and scraps.
Dr added: "Dogs are surprisingly good psychologists."