An Iditarod sled canine was discovered safe after disappearing from a checkpoint inside the race three months previously and defending nearly 150 miles, the Iditarod Path Committee talked about Saturday.
Musher Sebastien Dos Santos Borges of France was selecting Leon up and returning with him to France, the trail committee talked about in a press launch.
Leon went missing in March after what the trail committee talked about was his “escape” from the Ruby checkpoint. In Might, residents of the Alaska metropolis of McGrath, over 120 miles south of the checkpoint, reported to Race Director Mark Nordman that they’d seen Leon typically near a cabin.
The resident of the cabin and one different musher left meals for Leon inside the hopes of catching him, in accordance with the trail committee. He was captured early Saturday morning and was safe, alert and “understandably skinny however seemingly wholesome,” talked about Iditarod spokesperson Shannon Markley.
Leon was anticipated to see a veterinarian inside the coming days and needs a effectively being certificates sooner than he can fly once more to France, Markley talked about.
The virtually 1,000-mile race all through Alaska began March 6 merely north of Anchorage. The route took mushers alongside Alaska’s untamed and unforgiving wilderness, along with two mountain ranges, the frozen Yukon River and Bering Sea ice alongside the state’s western shoreline. Brent Sass gained the race March 15 when he crossed beneath the famed burled arch finish line in Nome.
On March 12, a dozen canines had arrived with Dos Santos Borges in Ruby, a checkpoint barely beneath 500 miles from the start of the race.
Dos Santos Borges left Ruby on March 13 with 11 canines, and scratched days later with 9 canines after the checkpoint in White Mountain, positioned barely beneath 900 miles into the race.