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New guard on duty at Boston art museum: K-9 Riley

The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston is using a K-9 to sniff out bugs that could harm artwork. (WCVB)

The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston has a new guard dog. But he's not looking for thieves, but insects and pests that could damage the art.

Riley the Weimaraner was chosen because the breed has a keen sense of smell and the ability to find pests humans can't find.

Museum officials said they believe they are the only ones using a dog to protect art.

Riley belongs to and will be trained by Nicki Luongo, the museum's director of protective services.

He will not be seen by any visitors.

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