The Washington mudslide tests dogs and handlers

A search dog works at the Oso, Washington mudslide.  Photo by David Ryder, Getty

A search dog works at the Oso, Washington mudslide. Photo by David Ryder, Getty

Search and recovery efforts at the site of the massive mudslide in Oso, Washington are hampered regularly by tough ground conditions.

In this National Geographic article, a handler explains about how a search in these conditions is undertaken and describes the challenges posed by cold and rainy conditions, tons of mud, and lots of water.

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