This is a total “Awe” moment. One that will bring a tear to your eye, because you literally can’t pet the puppies. Not because they are on the computer (though that does hinder the ability to pet them), but rather that they are radioactive.
You may remember, or you may have learned, about the Nuclear Plant meltdown in 1986 in Chernobyl Ukraine, which killed may people and made the city completely uninhabitable to this day. There are videos out there that show people going to the area (one where the TV show Top Gear had a challenge to drive into the Chernobyl with a Geiger Counter).
But I digress, back to the puppies.
You see, the wildlife here has thrived without human existence for 30 years, including the pets left behind, like the dogs. The dogs have been left to their own devices and survived. And while they are feral, the puppies are sooo cute, but you cannot touch them. They are radioactive.
Since the area is still a radioactive waste area, the dogs may be carrying radioactive elements that you cannot wash off or remove.
Filmmaker, Drew Scanlon, has made a documentary called the Puppies of Chernobyl, which out lines that there are over 900 feral pets that still live in the area.
While the animals seem to be doing well, it isn’t safe for humans to be there for any length of time…and probably for the next 20,000 years (not kidding).
That being said, enjoy the puppies.