In South Korea, fish-shaped buns are popular treats sold on the streets.
A dog named Badook regularly visits one of these stalls. The dog likes to sit near a table and stares at the stall owner. When the stall owner notices the dog, she usually gives it a fish-shaped bun.
The stall owner thought the dog was just hungry. But the dog just took the bun and walked away with it. Badook went away without ever eating the bun. The dog keeps taking the buns, in the same way, every time.
Where does Badook take the fish-shaped buns ?
Curious where Badook takes the fish-shaped bun, the stall owner called for assistance from the local animal center. The center promptly sent a team to the owner’s stall. The rescue team tried to follow the dog. But Badook runs away fast after it notices somebody tailing her.
The stall owner thought of an idea. She tied a string on the fish-shaped bun, and this time when Badook took the bun, no one tried to follow her immediately. The rescuers in the stall let the dog take the bun for quite a distance before following the string.
Badook never noticed the string and went straight to her final destination. The people following her stopped at a distance when they saw where the dog dropped the bun. When the dog went away, they went to the place and saw the bun on the ground.
They presumed that this was the place where Badook takes the buns every day. But they found nothing in that place. Surely, the dog won’t waste food that easily.
They wanted to know why the dog left the bun on this spot. They placed several cameras in the area to see if they could discover what will come out and eat the buns.
Badook feeds her babies
After setting the cameras, the concerned persons monitored the area from a room not far away. The next day, Badook again took a fish-shaped bun and delivered it to the same place. Without any people around, puppies emerged from the woods and ate the food Badook brought.
The stall owner and her friends took pity on Badook and her puppies. They decided to take all the dogs and turn them over to an animal shelter. After a few days, the stall owner and her friends came back to see the dogs. They hope the dogs will find new homes someday and live happy lives with their owners.
Special thanks to Kritter Klub via Youtube for the image used in the story.