Seoul: A long-serving South Korean police dog killed in the line of duty — by a snake — will be honoured with a rare ceremony next month in a country where a million of his fellow canines are estimated to be eaten every year.

Larry, a seven-year-old Ger­man shepherd, was search­ing for a missing person on a mou­n­tain in North Chungche­ong province when the reptile bit him on his left hind leg in July. He is the first police dog to die “in the line of duty”.

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