Yeah, I understand this man’s actions completely

KINSTON, N.C. (AP) — Hurricane Florence was blowing across eastern North Carolina hours before making landfall, and Bennie Lee Sutton’s hunting beagles were howling in their backyard kennel. So he was up in the middle of the night doing what he knew would quiet the pack of more than a dozen hounds: parking his pickup nearby and shining the headlights into their pen.

Sutton could be heard talking to someone, probably the dogs, shortly before dawn Friday as winds swirled 70 miles north of where the hurricane was about to make landfall near Wilmington, said his daughter, Tameria. But hours later when she and her mother looked outside for the avid hunter, he was gone and some of his dogs were outside their pens, roaming their small neighborhood surrounded by croplands and open fields.

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7 Responses to Yeah, I understand this man’s actions completely

  1. MMinLamesa says:

    I understand completely too.

    My male GSD, a bear of an animal, solid as a rock, muscled like a brute, protector of me and our home is now, because of canine lupus, down to 3 legs and nearly blind. He never minded thunder when he was younger but when we get a boomer here in w Texas he tries to get into bed with me.

    I have never allowed my animals in my bed but I’ll pull him up and let him curl against my feet.

  2. Dan Patterson says:

    Rest in Peace brother; so sorry for your family and loved ones but you are in a better place.

  3. Walpurgis says:

    I’d have done the same thing. He went out doing what he thought best, to protect his friends and companions. There ain’t no better epitaph for a headstone.

  4. Andrew says:

    I understand, but, damned, I woulda brought them in the house, dang the noise (from the dogs.)

    • Wirecutter says:

      Some dogs don’t get along together, especially hunting dogs. They’ll fight each other at every chance – except when they’re hunting.

  5. James says:

    Loss of a good man,damn shame,hope his buds take up his dogs.

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