A service dog went into labor at Tampa International Airport just before she was scheduled to board her flight to Philadelphia. Tampa Fire Rescue documented the exciting moment, posting pictures and video on Twitter.
They missed the flight, and for the next three hours created a fuzzy spectacle as crowds gathered with phones trying to capture the scene.
Emily Nipps, A spokeswoman for the airport, said: "I've never seen anything like this in an airport, or otherwise".More news: Ivanka Trump Defends Serena Williams After Being Snubbed by French Open
The mom-to-be was waiting with her owner, Diane Van Atter, and the puppies' father, Golden Nugget, to fly home from Florida when the babies began to arrive, according to tweets from Tampa Fire Rescue. The women said that they knew "Ellie" the yellow Lab was pregnant, but they were not aware of how close she apparently was to giving birth.
Ellie's owner was right by her side as the two-year-old Labrador retriever gave birth unexpectedly to a litter of eight, include seven male puppies and one female puppy. The owners told reporters they planned to get some rest before driving the new pup family to Pennsylvania.