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Meet the Dogs of Chernobyl - the Abandoned Pets That Formed Their Own Canine Community

Hundreds of stray dogs have learned to survive in the woods around the exclusion zone - mainly descendants of those left behind
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We are in the woods behind the Chernobyl plant when the dog runs at us. It is thin, with brindle fur and yellow eyes. Igor, our guide, makes a lunge and clamps his hands over its snout. They wrestle in the snow and icy water shakes from the trees. The …