Humans, underestimate the Yorkie at your own peril.

One of these tiny, precious dogs — which tend to weigh around 7 pounds — is responsible for this:


(Ellsworth Police Department)

That would be a rather large pickup truck, nearly fully submerged in a lake.

A man parked his 2010 GMC pickup truck in a lot near Branch Lake in Ellsworth, Maine, on Saturday, and then took his dog for a walk, according to Ellsworth Police Department spokesman Harold Page.

The dog is a Yorkie, according to police.

Nearby, Page said, was another owner with a larger dog, which the man got “a little nervous about, so he decided to put his dog back” in the truck.

The unattended Yorkie “apparently knocked the truck out of gear and it rolled into the water,” Page said.

The truck rolled 75 feet into the lake, bounced off a rock then sank 10 feet into the water, the Associated Press reported.

“It gets real deep, real quick there,” Page said of Branch Lake.

Thankfully, a family friend swam out to save the Yorkie and no one was injured, according to police.

“A dog took a truck for a wild ride,” the Ellsworth Police Department posted on Facebook Saturday.

Okay, but seriously — how?

Page couldn’t say for certain whether the vehicle had a manual transmission. According to the department, the truck “went into neutral without touching the brake.”

Also, consider that Yorkshire terriers “do not realize how small they are,” according to the American Kennel Club. They can become “bossy” without “strong leadership,” AKC adds.

Yorkies basically think they can do whatever the big dogs can do.

And, apparently, they will.


Yorkshire terriers at the International pedigree dog and purebred cat exhibition in Erfurt, Germany, June 20. Precious, indeed. (Jens Meyer/AP)

Here’s a Yorkie trick-or-treating with her owner Kami Flathau on Oct. 18, 2008, in Frankenmuth, Mich. (Jeff Schrier/Saginaw News via AP)

Car. Full. Of. Yorkies. These guys were in Ravensburg, Germany, on April 10, 2015. (Felix Kaestle/AFP/Getty)