I’M NOT DEAD: This staffy-cross was believed dead when found lying in the mud in a paddock. It was only after the dog was hosed down that it sparked up and proved to be very much alive.
I’M NOT DEAD: This staffy-cross was believed dead when found lying in the mud in a paddock. It was only after the dog was hosed down that it sparked up and proved to be very much alive. Contributed

Can you identify this miraculous muddy staffy?

DO YOU know this dog?

A dog featured in a series of flood images has captured the hearts of a team putting together a book commemorating the 2011 deluge, but first they need to know more about it before they can.

The Somerset Regional Council is calling for the public to help identify the owner of a dog photographed after the 2011 floods.

The council received a series of photographs of what appeared to be the lifeless body of a staffordshire terrier-cross for inclusion in The Somerset Story, a photographic anthology of recovery stories from the 2011 floods that devastated the region.

Two pictures were sent to the council showing the staffy lying bloated in a muddy paddock.

The dog appears to be dead.

However, a third image shows a man hosing the dog down and it perks up into life.

Another photograph shows the dog looking eager and well and truly alive.

The council is hoping to use the series of photographs in the book, but only if the it can identify the dog's owner or the person in the picture.

The council's flood recovery officer, Jane Williamson, said the dog had captured the hearts of everyone involved in producing the commemorative book.

"The photographs tell an amazing story of a dog that truly looks like its had its day," she said.

"It's quite amazing that the dog survived the floods when you look at the earlier photos of it bloated and lying in the grass."

It's quite amazing that the dog survived the floods when you look at the earlier photos of it bloated and lying in the grass.

Ms Williamson said it was important that whoever submitted the photographs make contact with the council.

"We really want to include these photographs in the book, but to do that we need to know who submitted the images, who the dog belongs to, or who the person is in the photograph," she said.

The photography book is nearing the final stages and the council will need to know more about the series of photographs by Wednesday, March 20, for them to be included in the final draft of the publication.

If you can help identify the owner of this dog or the person in the photograph phone the council on 5424 4000 or email mail@somerset.qld.gov.au



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