SPRINGFIELD (CBS/AP) — A dog could not resist being lured away from a busy Massachusetts highway by a teddy bear. Mass. State Police said the Doberman pinscher was “out for a morning jog on I-291” in Springfield Sunday.

They received multiple calls that a dog was dashing through traffic and located the dog near Exit 5.

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A pink teddy bear calmed down this dog, allowing Mass. State Police to lure it off the highway (Photo Courtesy: Mass. State Police)

Troopers slowed traffic and threw a stuffed pink teddy bear from a cruiser. The dog loved it and grabbed it quickly, following commands to sit.

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The dog has been returned, unharmed, to the owner, who lives near the highway.

Mass. State Troopers use a teddy bear to lure in a dog who was running on the highway to safety (Photo Courtesy: Mass. State Police)

In May, a trooper in Worcester pulled a similar move by luring a dog off the highway with homemade deer jerky.

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