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This dog drove a tractor and stopped traffic today (seriously)

Meet Don.

Drivers dogged by M-way tailbacks Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images

THIS MORNING, TRAFFIC Scotland sent out perhaps the most spectacular traffic update of all time.

Tweet by @Traffic Scotland Source: Traffic Scotland/Twitter

A dog – named Don – seized control of a tractor and caused a road closure.

No, you don’t need a coffee. This is a real-life thing that actually happened.

And this is the guy behind it:

Drivers dogged by M-way tailbacks Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images

As Traffic Scotland explained, Don leaned on the controls and caused the tractor to leave the field and swerve out onto the M74.

Tweet by @Traffic Scotland Source: Traffic Scotland/Twitter

This morning, Radio Clyde spoke to the wife of the farmer in question (Tom Hamilton), who reported that her husband was feeding sheep when the dog decided to drive off.

Apparently [Tom] was feeding sheep and when he looked around, the mini tractor had sped off through the field with the collie on board.

She couldn’t shed any more light on how exactly it all went down, but stated that her husband had been to the doctor and ordered to rest.

We should think so.

Here’s Don with Tom Hamilton, his owner, at Kirkington Farm in South Lanarkshire:

Drivers dogged by M-way tailbacks Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images

By Amy O’Connor.

- Originally published on DailyEdge.ie.  Additional reporting Aoife Barry

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