Seeing Dogs From Space

Seeing Dogs From Space

Boris the dog is big enough to be seen from space…kind of.

The three-year-old bull mastiff tips the scales at a whopping 196 lbs, and was tracked laying in the garden by a Google Earth satellite.

His huge brown body can clearly be seen stretched out in his favorite position.

The massive mastiff lives with the Milner family who run the Tudor Grange Hotel in Bournemouth, Dorset.

They were stunned when they zoomed in on their property online and saw the brown blob in the garden.

Fran Milner, 24, whose parents Bob and Carol run the hotel, said: “My brother-in-law was on the internet one day when he decided to look at a satellite picture of our hotel.

“He zoomed in a little way and noticed a big brown blob on the grass in front of the sundial.

“Then he realized it was Boris. He was in his favorite place. He loves lying there because it is a bit of a sun trap.

“We all had a look and couldn’t believe it. I knew he was big but didn’t think he was big enough to be seen from space.”

The satellites used to take the Google Earth images operate at an orbit of between 300 and 450 miles up in space.

The Milners have owned Boris since he was eight-weeks-old.

The average size of a bull mastiff is 126 lbs but they suspected he would be on the large size as his dad was also enormous.

Fran said the fact he regularly wolfs down a full English breakfast could have something to do with it too.
[Source: The Sun]