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Dog attack

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by spectrumranch, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. spectrumranch

    spectrumranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    http://www.goerie.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=%2F20111227%2FAPN%2F1112270944


    Authorities
    say a pack of dogs has killed animals at the Mobile Zoo for the second time since early November.

    In the most recent attacks late Sunday night or early Monday, the zoo lost a pregnant red deer and an ostrich.

    Zoo Director John Hightower tells the Press-Register that in early November, a pack of dogs killed a 12-point buck white-tail deer and 5 emus at the zoo.

    After the November attacks, Hightower said he killed what he believed were two of the dogs. Mobile County Animal Control workers picked up a half-dozen other dogs near the zoo.

    None of the dogs believed to have been involved in the most recent attacks had been found as of Monday night.

    The zoo is about 25 miles west of downtown Mobile.
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

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    In 89, a pack of dogs killed 7 of an 8 animal herd of South African Springbok at the St. Louis zoo. All the dogs were killed before they could attack again.
     
  3. NYboy

    NYboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind of fencing does the zoo have that dogs can enter? Hope the big cats are caged better.
     
  4. Ibicella

    Ibicella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, they took down an OSTRICH? I hope they catch those dogs. I would NOT want to meet up with them on a dark night. *shivers*
     

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