Since 2014, Piper the dog has had a very, very important job: He’s a member of the Cherry Capital Airport (located in Michigan) Wildlife Control team, working with the U.S. Coast Guard to keep people safe in the sky. It sounds like a lot of responsibility for young pup to take on, but his handlers say that Piper is up for the challenge. So what does he do to keep people safe, exactly? It’s quite simple: He scares away birds. Birds can be incredibly dangerous to landing planes, as birds that fly low to the ground are almost impossible for pilots to see. Piper has been trained to chase them away from the landing strip, keeping the pilot, passengers, and the airport safe from collision. See photos of this badass dog below.
**Check out a little bit of Piper in action in the video below.**