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Old 01-16-2013, 01:25 AM
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This is really scary; not only because it's just an hour away from us but because I can hear them howling almost every night where I live. We're in a very wooded area so I know I can't blame them, but doesn't mean I don't want to avoid them. We were already being extra cautious taking them out for potty breaks; but hearing things like this just sends a chill through my spine. =( RIP sweet Chihuahua...

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In my area we have coons bigger than cats, coyotes, foxes, skunk, hawks, owls, and we saw a porcupine last week. Even the occasional mountain lion (one killed a dog not far from here this year, they never found her). Aside from mammals and birds we have a lot of snakes, rattlesnakes included.

These threats are a part of living where we do. I worry for Douglas of course but have kept chickens for years and after a brutal attack resulting in 3 dead birds (out of four) we've learned how to best guard our beloved pets.

I never let Douglas outside unless I am standing at the back door. He does not go far, just to the edge of the patio, pees/poops right against it and then come back right away. If it is dark we turn on lights so that the night creatures will be reluctant to come near.

When I am out walking him off lead I watch for hawks all the time and if I spot one I carry him. He is kept on lead if the area is extra hazardous. He'll be taking a snake deterrent class next summer. I did it with my other dog and it was quite effective, though very traumatic for me of course. They use shocks to train them..but better than a snakebite.

These people put their dog out into an unsecure area. Sad, yes, but we came second, the animals lived here before we did, and the dog died. It was the fault of the owner.

I do not ever let my chickens out unsupervised, they have large, secure runs to play in instead. It is our responsibility to protect our pets, they are food to other animals and that's just life.
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Also. It is unlikely that a coyote will come with you present and if it does you can likely scare it away. They are highly intelligent.
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When I take Angel out to do his business, I always have him on a lead, any time of day! We have a fenced yard. However, in nice weather, I will let him and Susie run in the yard. But I follow them closely and it's only for about 5min max. But it only takes a second for something to happen.

Taking him out on a leash, can be inconvenient, but he's worth it!
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so so very scary!!I have to watch the birds Everyday here!I took my Romeo with me to Titusville beach/Kennedy space center reserve (which I had taken him before several times no issue) fishing/tanning except for 2 years ago I had a HUGE hawk swipe down in SECONDS after my lil buddy!I haven't gone back sense!
This hawk circled me and my little dog while laying in the sun high above us.So I became suspicious.It landed in a tree near by freaking me out and not long after back in the sky it went only seconds later swooping down at me and my dog(Romeo was sunning with me 2 feet away from me or closer!)!Once it was about 4 feet away from me and Romeo.I jumped up screaming waving my hands at it and it did a swoop around ME (I then thought it was gonna attack me for my dog!)It swung around me to land it self right back in the same tree!!!It was so watching and waiting to eat my baby Romeo.So I got out of their and haven't been back sense!
Even now I notice them in the sky and have to call my dogs in.I can never leave them alone in the back yard to run on the acre and be happy for fear of these birds!
They horrify me!
I'm really starting to hate birds of pray .....
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It isn't the bird's fault.

We bred dogs to be the size of food for these birds. Dogs did not start this small. By keeping them as pets, we must protect them.

The bird does not understand. All it sees is food.
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Poor dog! Coyotes here grab dogs and cats all the time. There are areas of the city where you're basically dooming your animal by allowing it outside unattended.

It's probably true that you could scare most coyotes off, but some coyotes are gutsier than others. My husband works in remote areas and not that long ago a coyote came right up to him and grabbed his work light and ran off with it! He started yelling and chasing it and it finally dropped it. It still has the teeth marks on the handle. His coworker was attacked by a coyote last year and no matter what he did, he couldn't scare it away and ended up having to shield his body with his bicycle. It just depends on the animal.
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I lost my chihuahua (my heart dog Roxy) to a coyote in brood daylight with both my daughter and I right there. We both screamed but they grabbed her and ran I chased them but they were gone. So they are not afraid of humans anymore. This is why I use pee pads or keep mine on a short leash.
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