Two strikes.

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Dogfish, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

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    A neighbor's dog was over at our property this weekend, a second time. It was chasing turkey poults. Mind you, is was a hairy little black chihuahua. Yes, a kick toy. Catching him wasn't any great feat, and I didn't want to put him down, but he is a threat to my birds.

    I took a flat piece of white plastic cut from an icecream container and wrote a note with a sharpie marker:

    "I have learned a new trick, chasing the neighbor's birds, and I am getting better at it. I almost caught one today. The problem is I got caught by the bird's owner, and he says this is my second strike, as I had done this a few days ago and got away. I won't be coming home if I chase birds again. Please take care of me, because he is serious."

    I zip tied this to the dog's collar and being about 4"x4", especially on a small dog, it was quite noticeable. Haven't seen the dog, and haven't heard from the neighbor. Hopefully I don't see the dog again.
     

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Fair warning. [​IMG]
     
  3. jwg423

    jwg423 Chirping

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    Like this!
    Great idea~
    Hope doggie parents take it seriously![​IMG]
     
  4. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    I love that idea! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. harveyhorses

    harveyhorses Songster

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    That is brilliant. Well done.
     
  6. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Songster

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    Great way to handle the situation.[​IMG]
     
  7. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    Good work!
     

  8. moetrout

    moetrout Songster

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    Good idea! That's a direct message delivered in an indirect way!
     
  9. boxermom

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    That's a great idea. Our neighbor's dog has already seen strike 2 also. Deputy has been there twice. The owners and the deputies know there is a target on the dog. Haven't seen him since.
     
  10. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Nice of you to give the dog one more chance, and the neighbors VERY fair warning. Not everyone would. I strongly believe in trying to keep peace with neighbors.
     

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