I let Beano out early evening yesterday, he set off at speed!
I was extremely surprised as he rarely strays from my side.
I ran after him but by the time I reached the front garden he had crossed the road and was on the grass bank on the other side.
I followed him and made a grab for him, I couldn't pick him up as I'm not steady enough on my feet.
I had a tea towel with me so I looped it through his collar and let him wander about a bit. He'd obviously caught the scent of something.
Eventually I persuaded him to head for home, Steve was looking for me. He went absolutely ballistic and still hasn't really calmed down yet.
I think Beano must have caught the scent of a bitch in heat as he never usually runs off.