New Predator Here.. Pit Bulls !!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Chickie Mamma, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    Hello, we have our share of Predators here in CT. I have Foxes, Coyotes, Raccoons, Hawks etc.. Tuesday afternoon I heard a rukus out by the coop and looked out and thought I saw deer. After closely looking, it was 2 Pit Bulls! One was brown and one brown and white. We normally do not have strays running around and they had tags from what I could see. They looked well kept and fed. They were chasing my ducks and chickens from outside the pen. I took the BB gun and shot at my aluminum shed and they took off (if I would have actually have aimed at the dogs, I would have lost my flock) [​IMG]
    The disturbing news is... while reading the local town paper there was an article about 2 pit bulls taking down the pony that lived down the road on Wednesday. So these dogs were running around over a day. The pit bulls attacked the pony and bit his neck and side. The pony is still in critical condition and it belongs to a young little girl that my kids go to school with. I am sooo upset over all this.. MY 3 KIDS PLAY IN MY YARD ALL THE TIME. Its coming up on our News Fox 61 if you are in CT. I am so scared to have my kids outside..
     
  2. Run-A-Muck Ranch

    Run-A-Muck Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    that is very scary...

    I would make sure to report to someone that the dogs were in your yard/ on your property....
    they might come out and see if they can trap the dogs....

    i would watch for the dogs more specially now that they know you have the poultry they might be visitors more often...
     
  3. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    Quote:It is very scary.. I did call the police, and they didn't say too much, just if the dogs come back to call immediately. Ghee, thanks, right?
    The dogs just showing up may be too late. They didn't say if they caught the dogs yet. I am waiting for the news report. But wow... I never thought they would attack such a large animal.
     
  4. Kansaseq

    Kansaseq Prairie Wolf Farm Asylum

    Feb 12, 2009
    NE Kansas
    I'm so sorry you had dogs going after your flock; that has to be so frightening. It especially angers me when dog owners allow their animals to cause havoc and do damage or worse in the community. Even though I live on 5 acres in BFE, my 4 dogs are always enclosed in a 5' tall horse fence if they are outside. As a pit bull owner, I feel like I have to be especially consciencious. They may be my beloved pets, but I have no delusions as to what they might do to neighboring cattle,horses, etc if allowed to run loose. I just wish all dog owners would try to be responsible as well. Unfortunately, bad dog owners make it necessary for us to deal with their negligence. I hope the owners are fined and forced to keep their animals confined (and safe).
     
  5. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    Quote:I agree... I have 2 dogs myself and I make sure they are not a nuisance to anyone. I have never seen the dogs before, but I just can't imagine they would attack a horse. After watching the news report, they did put the dogs in the pound while they do an investigation. I have tie outs for my dogs and they would have been at a severe disadvantage to defend themselves if I had them out. My dogs are 10 years old also which doesn't help. These pit bulls looked young. I just hope the horse is ok, we see him every morning minding his own business. Its sad!
     
  6. Kansaseq

    Kansaseq Prairie Wolf Farm Asylum

    Feb 12, 2009
    NE Kansas
    That is really scary--yes, dogs tied out would have been at a disadvantage. I know not everyone can put up a fence, but I like the fact that it keeps my dogs in, as well as other animals out.
     
  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    thats so sad! [​IMG] poor pony! did you let them know that the dogs were also at your house trying to get your birds? i'm so glad they caught them! its scary when you cant even let your kids outside! [​IMG]
     
  8. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    shoot them, people who let their animals roam deserves to loose them.
     
  9. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    Quote:Yes, I did tell the town police that the dogs were chasing my birds the day before this happened. On the news last night, it said that they did impound the dogs, so at least I know they are not still roaming around. They said that "Billy" the pony will recover, but will never look the same. I love seeing that pony, its so calm we used to think he was fake. [​IMG]
     
  10. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    Quote:I need shooting lessons! I have a Red Ryder BB Rifle (Yea, I know, I'll shoot my eye out) [​IMG] But I was afraid I would have shot my birds so I shot the metal shed next to my coop and run. The dogs got the hint and ran away. I just didn't think they were that vicious, they looked like well kept family pets. See, ya never know..
     

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