"Maximus the Beagle" hot air balloon at the annual Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival, floating high over the capital of Canada. (A contact close to Hot Air Ballooning indicates he is affectionately referred to as Max.)
A well made youtube video of Max being inflated provides an idea of how huge this hot air balloon is: www.youtube.com/watch?v=AK9EEuWbrhM
Max made an unplanned landing on the local expressway shortly after this photo was taken. Here is a video link to Max coming to rest on the highway: www.metro.co.uk/weird/article.html?in_article_id=64705&am...
For anyone interested in owning a large inflatable beagle check out this unique opportunity. Carpe diem or "seize the dog" seems to describe this offer :) www.usflagballoon.com/aeromagicpages/beaglead.htm