Meet Piper: Airport dog, internet star

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TRAVERSE CITY, MI (WCMH)– His main job is to chase birds off runways, but he has new found fame on the internet.

According to WXMI, Piper has been working at the Cherry Capital Airport in Michigan for more than a year now and he is primarily responsible for scaring away geese, ducks, owls, and other birds.

But Piper is enjoying internet fame now after going viral on social media websites around the country.

After a photo of him wearing goggles in front of a Coast Guard helicopter went viral, he began to earn the nickname “coolest dog ever”.

About four million people have clicked on Piper’s YouTube video. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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