Video: Why Did the New Delhi Street Dog Cross the Road?

 

Here’s a video I captured recently of a street dog near New Delhi’s busy Connaught Place.

The pooch caught my eye because he or she seemed to be waiting patiently near a curb. When the traffic stopped, sure enough, the canine sauntered across the street. I was interrupted by a call and the video shut off prematurely, but I can confirm his or her journey continued safely to the median.

I jokingly said on Twitter and Instagram that the dog looked both ways before crossing. That may be a stretch, but it clearly stood still until there were no vehicles approaching. Or maybe I’m anthropomorphizing?

I wonder how many household pet dogs would do the same. Street dogs the world over don’t survive long unless they’ve got their wits about them.

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