Canela, Vino & Jack's Mom
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Born and raised in Chicago; now North Pole, Alaska
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I agree with everyone else - it’s probably a cat. Our neighbor has two black cats and they are always creeping around the house – teasing my dogs for a reaction IMO and they get one. One time my dogs found and chased a raccoon; he ran to nearest tree and just held on for dear life. All four dogs barking-overly excited. I had to carry Canela and Vino inside and drag the other 2 big dogs in too. I was scared the raccoon would retaliate and hurt them.
Even though our fence its about 7 feet tall deer still get in our yard; we come across deer, squirrels, possums and cottontail rabbits. We live in a city but next to a marsh so all these animals/wildlife is new to me (esp since I grew up in Chicago).
Another time my dogs almost scared a baby-rabbit to death. They chased him and the poor bunny ran and fell in the pool (on the steps-half of his body cover in water). Of course all four dogs were going crazy barking at him. They didn’t want to harm him but play. We think the rabbit was in shock since it didn’t move. Plus it was wet and probably freezing to death. We took in the rabbit overnight, fed him, kept warm and released him the next morning.
Anyways, every time I take my guys out to potty I turn on all the outside lights, take a quick look around and then release the dogs (LOL) but I’m usually loud so if anything is out there I give them a warning. It’s always an adventure going to potty.
You might want to consider using one of those air-horn to scare it away. Sorry not much help...
Last edited by BFrancs; 11-07-2013 at 11:45 AM.