Owner reunites with dog missing for 6 weeks in Yellowstone National Park

WATCH ABOVE: A man lost his dog after a car accident in Yellowstone National Park. He went back 42 days later, and found his dog in the park alive and well.

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. – Yellowstone National Park is known for its wildlife, including bears and wolves. But for six weeks, one animal that roamed the park didn’t belong.

An Australian shepherd named Jade was found in the Canyon area by her owner Friday, 42 days after she went missing.

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David Sowers of Denver says Jade ran off after an auto wreck on July 23 while he and his girlfriend were driving through the park with the dog.

Over the last several weeks, there were reports of Jade being seen roaming the park. Sowers and his girlfriend had returned to Yellowstone several times to look for the dog before finding her Friday.

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Sowers says other than a small cut on her lip and being a bit thinner, Jade is OK.