Moment man risks playing fetch with his dog on thin ice as pet skids across frozen marshland on his paws as he chases ball
- Excited pup was out for a walk in Plymbridge, Plymouth, when it found the ice
- Footage shows animal sliding across the frozen marshland as its owners watch
- Other dogs run on grass beside the ice-skating animal and try to join in the fun
This is the moment a man risked playing fetch with his dog on thin ice as the animal skids across frozen marshland.
The dog was out for a walk in Plymbridge, Plymouth, when it sniffed out a huge, frozen over piece of marshland.
Footage shows the animal running across the frozen surface and skidding every time it tried to stop.
The excited pup was out for a walk in Plymbridge, Plymouth, when it sniffed out a frozen over piece of marshland and began skidding over the surface while playing fetch with its owners
After tentatively taking a few reassuring steps, the dog began skidding over the ice as it chased objects being thrown for it.
The cheerful animal wagged its tail in excitement as it played fetch with it’s owners who were standing on the edge of the frozen marsh.
The dog’s owners weren’t able to walk on the ice because it was too thin and it cracked underfoot.
A couple of dogs ran on the field beside the ice skating animal and tried to play, but that didn’t stop it sliding around.
The pet seemed quite content sliding around on its own using its paws as skates as it slipped across the surface.
The person who filmed the video, named Erin, was out walking when she saw a couple stood by what looked like an ‘enormous frozen puddle’.
She said: ‘It was so funny to watch the dog sliding around as it played fetch. I attempted to walk on it too, but fell through. It was only very shallow.
A couple of dogs ran on the field beside the ice skating animal and tried to play, but that didn’t stop it sliding around having fun on its own
‘They had their wellies on so they were able to walk onto the frozen water a little bit before it cracked.’
She added: ‘Then another couple of dog walkers came and their dogs started running around on the ice.
‘They were all small enough dogs that they didn’t crack the surface. It was just so sweet.
‘People with small dogs were letting them run on the ice but the bigger dogs and people were not willing to risk it.’