Corgi Survives Avalanche, Walks Home Four Days Later

01/06/2012 at 02:45 PM EST

Corgi Survives Avalanche, Walks Home Four Days Later
Natasha Baydakova/AP
The avalanche killed his owner, but somehow, a Welsh corgi named Ole made it out – and home – alive.

Ole had been with owners Dave and Kerry Gaillard, who were skiing near Montana's Index Peak last weekend, when Dave, 44, was buried by an avalanche.

The dog had disappeared from the site and was presumed dead, but four days later, he was spotted walking back to civilization. In fact, Ole made it all the way to the Cooke City, Mont., hotel where the Gaillards had been staying.

"It's a miracle," local businessman Bill Whittle told the Billings Gazette.



Unsurprisingly, Ole appeared hungry, thirsty and frightened, but he has since been reunited with the Gaillard family.

"The family is super excited," Mark Staples, of the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center, said. "It's one bright spot for them."



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