STUCK IN THE MUD: Police Dog Sniffs Out Fugitive Hiding In Swamp

Hiding in the mud of a swamp might fool infrared cameras and the human eye, but it did not stop a police dog from tracking down a man who fled a four-vehicle crash.

Queensland police started the search for two suspects following a serious traffic crash in the suburb of Oxenford in Australia’s Gold Coast city, located in Queensland on 19th May, around 5:30pm.

The video, recorded with a body cam, shows a cop looking for the 34-year-old man with his K-9 police dog.

A 34-year-old Willow Vale man and a 33-year-old Alberton woman have been arrested following a serious traffic crash at Oxenford, Queensland in Australia on May 19, 2022. (Queensland Police Service/Clipzilla)

After he followed the dog through the swamp he ended up finding the man covered in mud and hiding between plants in an attempt to camouflage himself.

It was not enough however to fool the well-developed sense of smell of the police dog.

The end of the video shows how he is taken into custody still covered in mud.

The woman in the car with him, 33, also fled the scene but was chased on foot and later arrested.

A 34-year-old Willow Vale man and a 33-year-old Alberton woman have been arrested following a serious traffic crash at Oxenford, Queensland in Australia on May 19, 2022. (Queensland Police Service/Clipzilla)

The man was charged with possessing dangerous drugs, unlawful possession of weapons and lacking the authority required to possess explosives.

The woman was charged with drug offenses.

Queensland police said that none of the other people involved in the accident caused by the suspects had been badly hurt.

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