Tag Archives: Sniffing

Dogs sniffing out COVID-19 in Hampton Roads may one day help stop the spread

Dogs sniffing out COVID-19 in Hampton Roads may one day help stop the spread

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — James Overton with American K-9 Interdiction trains dogs to detect explosives, drugs and bed bugs. But the COVID-19 virus? They apparently can do that, too. “I was extremely skeptical of it,” he said. Then the dogs proved him wrong. 10 On Your Side went to watch a training session at Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center in Portsmouth. Inside a large room, he had seven buckets set up with tubes attached. Inside each of the tubes was a sample taken from a cheek […]

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Florida’s new python-sniffing dog Truman bags 8-foot python, is confirmed to be a good boy

Florida's new python-sniffing dog Truman bags 8-foot python, is confirmed to be a good boy

Thursday, December 17, 2020 Posted By Matthew Moyer on Thu, Dec 17, 2020 at 6:38 PM click image The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s new program to train dogs to sniff out Burmese pythons is a success! FWC recently started training a black Labrador, Truman, and a point setter dog called Eleanor to recognize a python’s particular scent. Truman and Eleanor are supposed to alert handlers when they […]

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