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Q: Is there anyone out there who has had a wild animal come in contact with your pet?

January 27, 2010 | By Vicki | 10 answers | Expired: 1528 days ago

Is there anyone out there who has had a wild animal come in contact with your pet?

I just want to make everyone aware that animals in the wild, can, & will, attack & or eat your little furry friends. I had a friend, who's 5 lb Yorkie had a very close call by a hawk swooping down to grab the dog. I have also heard of coyote's killing dogs, in town. Please don't leave your tiny babies unattended. Thanks for reading.

UPDATE: Maybe all of you could pass the awareness onto your Zootoo, facebook &twitter friends & if they do the same....we have done our part! Thank you & have a great day!

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Lilyrose
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Jan 31, 2010

I have had an owl swoop down after my mini schnauzer. I wasn't sure if I scared him off or if he decided my dog was too big to pick up. But it scared me! I always keep my dog on a leash when outdoors because we have lots of coyotes, javelina, bobcats and birds of prey in my area. It is good to remind people about the dangers outside! Thanks!

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Jeanette2562
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Jan 28, 2010

i have seen a hawk scoop up a nice size cotton tail rabbit they get them up so far and drop them and keep scooping and droping till there is no more fight in the animal there really smart birds

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Jillian
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Jan 28, 2010

only very small animals have the threat of airborne predation. yorkies are tiny, so that is something you'll have to watch out for. however, once you hit around that 8 pound mark, like most dogs and cats, birds of prey will leave them alone.
what people can do if they don't want to babysit every time their animal goes outside is build a dog run. it's not very expensive and the fencing on top on all sides will keep predators away.

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daryl b.
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Jan 28, 2010

we to have had cayotes but so far have not heard of any problems. we do however are having people being bitten by raccoons and one was found to have rabies

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Lisa B.
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Jan 28, 2010

Owls are another one you must be careful of. One night after an evening class I came home around 9 p.m. to find my cat under the street light in front of the house playing with bugs. I almost fainted. The cleaning lady let her out that day by accident and she wouldn't come back in. From that point on she had to stay in my bedroom on those days. If the cleaning lady let her out of my bedroom, I would let her know how unhappy I was about it.

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Debby
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Jan 28, 2010

anytime my boxer kids and I encountered a coyote.. the coyote or coyotes usually ran the other way.. thankfully no confrontation. the one ran so fast when they dogs started to bark at it.. I would be surprised if it didn't stop until it got to its den

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Debby
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Jan 28, 2010

We hear alot of reports out here in AZ regarding such but people still don't pay heed.. they let their cats be indoor/ outdoor or just live outdoors.. I have heard of hawks and coyotes running off with cats and small dogs.. a couple of large dogs were killed by havelinas
basically anytime you have your animal kids out and about you should make sure they are supervised..

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Kavykeeper
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Jan 28, 2010

I had a groundhog come up to the doorwall off my deck. My guinea pigs are in that room. Groundhogs have sharp claws and teeth so I'm glad the glass door was shut because it could have clawed its way in. It scared all of us.

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DevilDawg
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Jan 28, 2010

Thanks for posting that.

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Amber
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Jan 27, 2010

in our area, the most common "wildlife" you see around neighborhoods are raccoons and possums...sometimes hawks. but not so long ago there were news reports about coyotes in our "City Park" area, plus, with my own eyes, i've seen a fox in a nice, well-established subdivision in the big middle of Baton Rouge. i actually stopped the car and went back to make sure i wasn't seeing things, and the guy who was riding with me saw it too, so i know i'm not imagining things. but it's true, we tend to think of "wildlife" as being something completely apart from our everyday lives, and that isn't always the case. my parents used to have a lot of hawks around their house, and when my dog was a puppy, we watched her *very* closely whenever she was outside.

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