Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Nope, it's Suuuuuuuperdog.

Northern Ireland's miracle dog is recuperating after clinging to the front of a car by the grill for nearly 60 miles, according to the BBC.

Wedged in the front of a Peugeot 306, Superdog traveled all the way from Coleraine to Belfast.

Superdog was so crabby after his incredible trip that he's earned the nickname "Father Jack," after the bad-tempered priest in the European sitcom "Father Ted."

While grumpy, the canine truly proved itself to be the Dog of Steel.

"When Father Jack was brought in to us, amazingly his injuries were rather minor," Veterinary nurse Emma McGowan told the BBC. "He has a bit of pain in his back and neck, but he has no fractures or ruptured diaphragm."

"We found this quite amazing because he traveled all that way on the grille of a car on a wintry night," she said.

After hearing a sharp thud, the driver of the car that struck Superdog thought he had struck something in the road outside Coleraine — but when he couldn't see anything he drove on unaware of his super-powered "passenger."

Finally, when he pulled up outside the Odyssey Arena in Belfast and got out, he heard barking coming from the front of the car.

"He was quite hypothermic when he came in. We warmed him up and he's been here recuperating ever since," McGowan told the BBC.

"Father Jack" had no collar on after his sensational trip, so if you own this spectacular animal please contact staff at the Earlswood Veterinary Hospital in east Belfast.

— Thanks to Out There reader Shane M.

This Deer Is Barking Up the Wrong Tree

PORT MANSFIELD, Texas (AP) — A tamed deer that believes itself to be a dog will be put to death because of aggressive behavior toward community members, officials said.

The young buck appeared at the home of Sally and Tom KenHagen last year, and they named it Juan Deer, the couple told the Valley Morning Star. Sally KenHagen said the deer's confusion about its species — and its subsequent behavior — became a concern as the animal grew bigger.

"He thinks he's a dog," she said. "He was always gentle... but now he's got antlers and he's scary. He even rammed against me."

Other Port Mansfield residents said the deer has followed them while they walked their dogs and has occasionally become aggressive.

"My dog was afraid of him and ran around behind me," resident Bill Ferguson told the newspaper. "That made the deer mad, that I was between him and my dog."

Ferguson said the deer then butted his leg, leaving a large bruise and breaking the skin on his forearm.

And Ferguson was not the only resident to complain about the animal, said James Lindsey, a Texas Parks and Wildlife game warden.

"There have been several incidents with that deer," Lindsey said, adding that officials had decided to "put him to sleep." Lindsey said authorities considered other options but ruled them out because of logistical problems. The options included releasing the deer into the wild in a remote location, but the animal wouldn't know how to nourish itself because it has been fed by people, Lindsey said.

Sally KenHagan said she wasn't satisfied with the officials' decision.

"Why don't they dart him and put him on a ranch?" she said. "Some ranches will pay money for a healthy deer."

She urged authorities to consider other possibilities, adding that she did not consider the deer a major threat.

"Juan wouldn't purposely hurt anybody," she said.

— Thanks to Out There reader Kirsten B.

Oh My Baby! I Mean, My Kitty?

HOUSTON (AP) — Many people treat their pets like children, but a woman is in legal trouble after calling 911 and claiming that her baby was stuck in the sewer.

The woman, who was not immediately identified, called the fire department three times saying that her cat was stuck in the sewer, according to police. On the fourth call the woman said her 2-year-old baby was stuck in the sewer. The cat's name is Baby.

The firefighters arrived expecting to find a child, but rescued the feline from the sewer anyway. Police gave the woman a ticket for making a false report, a Class B misdemeanor.

"They said they were desperate, didn't know what else to do," Houston Fire Department Capt. Keith Ellery told Houston television station KPRC.

Members of the woman's family said they tried to rescue the cat themselves before calling for help.

— Thanks to Out There readers Becca B. and Beth M.

Woman Suspended Over Nutty Squirrel

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) — A woman says she was suspended from her job for spending too much time trying to rescue a squirrel trapped in the ceiling of the library where she works.

Cindee Goetz said she contacted a friend who owns an animal-removal business about the animal after a company hired by the library tried using a trap that would kill it.

"It's a real pickle to be in, all over me being compassionate toward animals," Goetz said. "They said I went around the chain of command. I was paying more attention to the animal than I was my job."

Judy Hamilton, the library's executive director, said the suspension followed other animal problems with Goetz. The library had to be most concerned about the safety of its visitors and the possible cost of damage by the squirrel, Hamilton said.

"I don't want that squirrel to die, either, but I can't allow a live animal to be headquartered in that building," Hamilton said. "It's a severe situation I can't ignore. I'm not running a squirrel condominium here."

Goetz said that she was reprimanded last year for caring for an abandoned bird during work breaks while keeping it in a garage at the library branch in LaPorte.

Goetz, who owns an animal shelter, said she planned to return to her job after the one-week suspension.

Don't Shoot My Cute Little Painted Hog!

LOGANTON, Pa. (AP) — Friz Konieczka's farm is small but easy to spot — it has the orange-striped steer, horses, goats and dog.

"Some people may say it's goofy. I don't think it is," said Konieczka, who paints his animals every bear and deer season to keep them safe.

Konieczka, 52, said he has been painting his animals during hunting seasons for eight years, using a paint he said does no damage and brushes out.

The retired auto mechanic said his farm is right next door to Bald Eagle State Forest, site of many hunting camps.

Joseph A. Kosack, a wildlife education specialist for the Pennsylvania Game Commission, said hunting is prohibited within 450 feet of buildings, and reports of farm animals being shot are rare.

"I can't believe a hunter can't distinguish between a deer and a dog or horse," Kosack said. "But you have to do what you have to do to protect your animals."

Mad Deer-Impaler Under Fire

GROVELAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Some residents are complaining about a neighbor's wrought-iron fence that they say has impaled at least a dozen deer during the past five years.

Richard Matheny's 4-foot-tall fence has arrow-shaped tips. Most deer easily clear the fence, but some lose their footing or misjudge the height and get hung up, struggle and die.

Matheny said he has tied reflective tape to the fence with hopes of scaring deer away. He said he has contacted fencing contractors several times, but the possible solutions are either too expensive or may not solve the problem.

"I'm waiting for a solution that actually works," he said. "If I fix it, and tomorrow if there's another deer hanging out there, you've wasted a lot of money and haven't accomplished anything."

Matheny said he would rather not have the fence at all but needs it to keep hunters from trespassing on his property.

Jon Curtis, a wildlife expert for Holly Recreation Area, said it was the first time he has heard of deer impaling themselves on a fence in his 17-year career.

Compiled by FOXNews.com's Andrew Hard.

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