We’ve all heard of bomb sniffing dogs and drug sniffing dogs, but pups whose schnoz’s can sniff out electronics? That’s not something you hear about everyday. In fact, the skill is so highly specialized that there are only three dogs in the country who have the nose for it.
One such police pup, named Bear, astutely discovered key evidence in the Jared Fogle case. As most of us know, Jared recently pled guilty to charges of child porn and having sex with minors. Over the course of the 11 hour search of Jared’s home, Bear helped police track down 16 smartphones, 10 flash drives and six laptops.
Here’s what Bear’s handler, Todd Jordan, had to say about his dog’s incredible skills:
“You think about investigators going into a house and trying to find a micro SD card that is as big [as] a fingernail. It will take investigators hours, especially if someone is trying to hide it. Bear is unique because he can sniff out SD cards, thumb drives, external hard drives, iPads and micro SD cards.”
Watch a local news report about the detective dog below:
h/t Business Insider.