Another Dog Attack

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Dodgegal79, Dec 29, 2007.

  1. Dodgegal79

    Dodgegal79 Songster

    Dec 1, 2007
    Princeton BC Canada
    Well if finally happened to me. The lady that is living in a motorhome in my backyard woke us up with her airhorn this morning, yelling "Coyotes". I yelled at DH to grab his gun, so he's in a daze, naked, trying to find his clip for the .22. I yelled at him to put some pants on and I ran out the front door to the ducks. They were all in a bunch on the driveway, all ok. I was talking to them calming them down and I could hear what I thought was a key chain being rattled, then I saw a car stop on teh road for something. I then knew it was a dog.
    I went back into the house and changed out of my housecoat and went out back to check the chickens. Thet were all ok, then I heard the key chain again, the dog had come back. They were after my rabbits. I yelled at the dog, DH was still now where around to be useful. The dog ran for the road again, and as I was asking the lady in the motorhome for her flashlight I heard what I thought was a gunshot, then the skid of tires. A lady hit and killed the dog on the road. I went out and told the lady it was ok, the dog was dead instantly. I told her the dog had been trying to kill my rabbits and that I would take care of it.
    Dog had tag, took them and called. Later on a older guy comes to the door, it was his dog. He had just got it a week ago from a rescue. It was scared of men and he had company lastnight and the dog ran outside and wouldn't come back in, so he left it out. The thing is it was running with 1 or 2 other dogs, and they weren;t from the same place, so I'll be watching tonight.
  2. chickbea

    chickbea Songster

    Jan 18, 2007
    Eek! What a turmoil to wake up to! Happily none of your animals were hurt, although it seems a sad set of circumstances about the dog.

    I wish I had someone with an airhorn to wake me up when predators are on the prowl!
  3. paganfish

    paganfish Songster

    Sep 15, 2007
    Fleming, Colorado
    Geesh! That would BE a rude awakening! So, I assume your DH shot the dog? Got lost in translation...sorry! [​IMG]


    PS Glad all your critters were alright. [​IMG]
  4. Dodgegal79

    Dodgegal79 Songster

    Dec 1, 2007
    Princeton BC Canada
    No never did get a shot off, a lady driving down the road ran it over.
  5. picklespickles

    picklespickles Songster

    Oct 27, 2007
    wow. what a turn of events.

    i am glad that you won't have to worry about at least that dog anymore. i'm also sorry that he was a rescue and was scared of men.

    dogs came here tonight, too. that's why im up at this ridiculous hour.

    i just woke up to that rhythimc way dogs can be calling each other.

    went out and there were three just outside the fence. i yelled at the top of my lungs and they were gone instantly.

    barefoot in the snow on the street. the walk back inside hurt like heck cause all of a sudden i noticed the rocks and the cold.

    but everone was okay.

    i got shoes on and went and walked the perimeter for my own sense of well being and also to put the people scent out there.
  6. jjthink

    jjthink Crowing

    Jan 17, 2007
    New Jersey
    Yikes, so sad all the way around, except that I am really glad your animal friends didn't get hurt......
  7. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Glad that noone was hurt.

    Too bad on the dog, but those are things that happen.
    If the dog was afraid of men, how did a MAN even get it in the first place?
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    What chaos! I'm so glad you didn't lose any rabbits or birds, but on an aside note, I thought, wow Mr, some rescue! This is the first story where I felt such anguish for the poor dog. Poor thing goes to a home with a man he's afraid of, is there one week, gets spooked by another stranger, runs outside and his new owner can't be bothered to make sure he gets him back in so he spends the night outside in a strange place; then the poor dog runs into the street and is hit by a car. Who knows what his life was like before he was "rescued"! What a sad story for the dog. Don't get me wrong, I'd protect my chickens, but it's another sad story of a throwaway dog.
  9. Dodgegal79

    Dodgegal79 Songster

    Dec 1, 2007
    Princeton BC Canada
    I have been thinking of that dog and not sure how much of the guys story is true. I took the tags off the dogs, they had a brass tag with the dogs name and his phone number. The tag and the collar were very very worn. I can't see a collar being that old looking in a week, it was a nylon collar. The thing that got me was the dog was not running home, but the opposite way down the road when he was hit.

    Pickles I'm so glad nothing bad happened at your place with those dogs. I've run out in teh cold before like that, sometimes you have too. lol.
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    That tag is interesting. I wonder if he took it off another dog he used to have or he just made up the story. The way the dog was running amuck, sounds like it was out of control, which might indicate that it was new to the area. Anyway, glad you didn't lose any birds!

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