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Old 01-22-2013, 10:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was talking to a friend about Blizzard, she and told me this awful story about her daughter's Maltese! Her daughter had two Maltese poodle mixed dogs and one Maltese, the Maltese was smallest of the three. She had them unleashed in the backyard, when an egale swooped in and grabbed the Maltese! She started screaming and her husband ran out just in time to see the eagle drop the Maltese. The pup survived, but ended up with two fractured legs and needed some stitches.
That's not the first story I've heard of eagles taking small dogs. I have a friend who lost her chichuahua to an eagle. I've seen eagle snatch up salmon (which weigh more than a Maltese). We have an eagle that likes to perch in one of the trees along our road. We would never let Blizzard off his leach, but that still doesn't take away from the threat... eagles do dive bomb people (there was a group of eagles that were stealing peoples' hats and scarves in one fishing port. Because eagles are protected, the nest couldn't be moved). I think I'm going to have to accept the fact that Blizzard will be a strictly indoor baby!
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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We have eagles here, but don't see them much...we have had hawks take dogs though. A little Yorkie was taken awhile back by a hawk. But, he was kept outside, because the husband didn't want dogs in the house. Ridiculous...he wasn't an outside dog...
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Yes.... Eagles and owls.
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We had a neighbour who's beagle pup got snatched up by an eagle , it tried to get a better grip but dropped it him and went back for him but luckily people saw it happen and chased it off. The pup had a broken leg and some serious puncture wounds but lived... We had an eagle nesting right across the woods from us and I'd see it every day,it would swoop down in front of our car sometimes when driving, trying to scoop up field rats...
He must not have found a mate so he moved on, we haven't seen or heard him in a couple years...
5 years ago we had a nesting pair about a mile from us but a tornado took out the nest and they moved farther upriver about 30 miles...

Eagles are making a comeback,just one more critter to watch out for...
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When I lived in Naples we had these pretty white birds with black wing tips and scissor tails gliding overhead,I'd always see them gliding over the caged lanai, not long after I'd be out with my dogs... or I'd notice them after a while when walking my dogs.... Everglades Kites,a type of hawk, never thought anything of it until the neighbour told me what they do...

Found out they will swoop down ,knock over your dog or any small animal,stun it from knocking it over... if it's too big,they roll it over eats as much as they can, before another critter comes along and fly off...

Most of our fluffs are about the size or rabbits, or smaller....definately something to keep in mind.. Coyotes, and "death from above" hawks, eagles , owls....
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We had an eagle sitting on one of our fence posts just this past weekend. Bella is never off leash. I already have coyotes and hawks to worry about . Sigh.
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Where in Alaska are you? We were in Ketchikan this past June and someone told us about a large old eagle's nest in town that was examined when the tree it was in fell down. I can't remember the exact number now, but there were the remains of many - dozens - of dogs in the nest.
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Where in Alaska are you? We were in Ketchikan this past June and someone told us about a large old eagle's nest in town that was examined when the tree it was in fell down. I can't remember the exact number now, but there were the remains of many - dozens - of dogs in the nest.
Oh my god! That's horrifying.


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Old 01-23-2013, 09:04 AM   #9 (permalink)
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My vet has warned me about eagles here, I've heard some horror stories about smaller dogs being snatched up. Belle is always on a leash, so scary!!
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:33 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Please don't feel entirely safe just having your dog on a leash. I have a friend who was out walking her Yorkie on a leash. A hawk flew in from behind them, grabbed the dog which snatched the leash right out of my friends hand and flew off with the dog. Very VERY scary!
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