With a name like Scout, it might not be surprising she went exploring.

Scout, an 18-month-old, female black Labrador, wandered away from the Noroton Fire Department area on Saturday night, as the outer bands of Hurricane Irene were worsening weather conditions in Darien. She was not wearing her collar.

• More Irene coverage from around Darien

• Constant updates from The Darien Times Twitter feed

• Thursday updates

Her owners, Victoria and Frazer Herbert, told The Darien Times of their lost pup on Monday evening.

A photograph and description of Scout was posted on DarienTimes.com and she was spotted within a few hours by a neighbor who saw the notice on The Times' Web site.