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Old 12-19-2008, 01:03 AM Thread Starter
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Watch out for owls!

This is a video about a dog that almost got carried off by an owl.

http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=6492351

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Old 12-19-2008, 02:03 AM
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holy cow! her weight saved her!

We also have hawks around here...we had to stop our dog agility lessons for a while as there was a nest...and we didn't want to take any chances. They truly were watching us like "hawks"...

A good reminder that they are tiny!

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Old 12-19-2008, 07:19 AM
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I often see huge birds because we seem to have lots of road kill around, dark roads and lots of woods, so I'm very careful about Scooter being out. Our yard maintenance guy told me there are lots of coyotes around here too and to watch him closely and not let him out alone especially at night.

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This is scary, especially since my Bella is only 6lbs. The boys should be ok, both weighing in at 16lbs! I have 2 owl decoys on my fence to stop birds of prey.





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That's a horrible thought. I have never left Marble out unattended because we have a lot of birds of prey around here. His weight fluctuates between 9 and 11 pounds. I once heard on Animal Planet that 10 lbs was the minimal in order to prevent a large bird from carrying it away. I'm kind of afraid to take the chance. I wonder if having multiple dogs around deters owls and others from attacking.

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A lady I used to work with had a Chi and he was picked up and almost taken off, but with his squirming and her screaming and throwing things he dropped him. He was only about 4-5 pounds.

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We had a scare and here is the thread. Our neighbor's dog was picked
up by an owl. We saw one on top of our house late one night.
DH said it was huge.


http://havaneseforum.com/showthread.php?t=5992


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This is scary, especially since my Bella is only 6lbs. The boys should be ok, both weighing in at 16lbs! I have 2 owl decoys on my fence to stop birds of prey.
Linda,

What are the owl decoys?

I have been thinking about that and didn't know what
to get.


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Old 12-19-2008, 12:42 PM
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Linda,

What are the owl decoys?

I have been thinking about that and didn't know what
to get.
They are just fake owls. I got them at a hunting supply store. I only got 2, because my old house had a lot of property. Some of the owls actually move. I was told, if birds come by and see an owl in your yard, it deters them from stopping. Birds are also afraid of reflective objects. Some good examples are those mirrored balls and mirrored pin wheels. The pin wheels are great because of the sound they make.

When I lived in the woods, I had fishing line above my fence. Birds see the reflection from the sky and stay away from it. I can't do it where I live now, because it's an eye sore!





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i was walking tugger in the woods behind our house and a great horned owl flew down to a tree branch literally a foot above my head. He eyed up Tugger and then flew off. Tugger weighs a good 15lbs so I guess he was too much prey for the owl. But the eerie thing was that the owl made absolutly no noise flying in or flying out. Usually with birds you hear flapping etc but this was silient. Really scarry!

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