Flynn of Sir Winston fame
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Helen, Georgia
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I can speak from personal experience.YES be afraid. About 12 years ago, a hawk swooped down and literally picked up a little dachshund of mine, there were people working on the house, outside and saw this happen. The hawk did drop the little guy..
let me explain, the dog was in my driveway/yard.
It was wintertime and I had a bright red sweater on my little black min. dachshund, the hawk came down and grabbed the dog and sweater, lifted back up in the air and then dropped the dog to the ground. I am not sure how many feet the dog fell, he was a little heavy, but the workers saw it happen, told my mother who was at home and she called me at work. I met her close to the vets office with him and he had to have surgery. There were holes in him where the claws/talons penetrated..he ended up with surgery/hernia, but did live.
Up until that time I let the little dogs out in front with their sweaters, one was a UF Gator sweater and the other was a Uof GA Bulldog sweater...never again... I don't know why the workers saw this happen, perhaps the red of the sweater..maybe the movement and color attraced the hawk, I do not know, but it did happen and I was lucky my little guy made it through this ordeal.
so do be careful...
Sir Winston sez "Non Basta Una Vita.”
Flynn, lady-in-waiting to Sir Winston and Lady Mia
Last edited by Flynn Gentry-Taylor; 01-14-2012 at 02:49 PM.