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Dog spotted carrying large bag of food in wake of Hurricane Harvey

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Posted at 5:37 PM, Aug 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-28 12:07:29-04

SINTON, Texas -- A Texas native spotted a dog carrying a large bag of dog food through soaked streets in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

Tiele Dockens’ image of the the golden retriever mix has gone viral; she was surveying damage when she spotted Otis strolling along with his food in his mouth, The Weather Channel reported.

"This dog is walking around Sinton TX carrying a entire bag of dog food with him. LOL #refugee,” she posted on Facebook.

Dockens told weather.com that she was checking on family and friends’ properties when she spotted the ambitious pooch.

“Otis was strolling the streets after the owner let him out. With his dog food of course," she said.

Otis was heading home when Dockens took the photo, she said, and his owner later confirmed that he made it back. 

Sinton is located just outside of Corpus Christi. Flooding in southeast Texas was so widespread that authorities had trouble pinpointing the worst areas.

Average rainfall totals will end up around 40 inches for Houston, weather service meteorologist Patrick Burke said.