A brave Dalmatian has touched hearts online after dramatic footage emerged of his heroic rescue by the army from catastrophic floods.
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The harrowing clip shows young couple Brady and Lily Ellis, both 28, undergoing a desperate evacuation from their flood-ravaged home in Townsville on Monday afternoon.
While the young couple deemed themselves fit to wade through the armpit-deep floodwaters, they decided it was safer that their Dalmatian Axl, 5, be ferried to dry land in a kayak with the help of the army.
They said the decision to pop their pooch on a kayak instead of letting him paddle alongside them stemmed from the horrifying reports of crocodiles being spotted swimming in floodwaters around residential areas.
Devastating floods have ravaged most of Far North Queensland for over a week, with the catastrophic event being called the worst flood in the region’s living history.