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Old 12-29-2010, 01:23 PM   #1
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bald eagle Eagles prey upon puppies

I let the new pup out for a break at camp and noticed a gorgeous bald headed eagle perched just above. A magnificent bird. Then it hit me.
That thing (notice how I now called him a thing) was looking at my new pup as PREY!!!!!
LUCKY I went out when I did as it took note of me and quickly took flight.
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The pup weighs less than three pounds....It's a perfect squirrel size snack!
Now that the eagle knows she's there..It will be posting for her like an owl over a bait pile.

This leaves me wondering just how bold a hungry bird of prey will be.... After all, Prey is prey.
Will she still be safe if she travels a bit ahead or behind me?
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Old 12-29-2010, 01:40 PM   #2
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Wow! I hope your puppy stays safe, Havalotta. I don't know how bold an eagle will get if it is very hungry.

What kind of puppy did you get? Can you share a photo with us?
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Old 12-29-2010, 01:48 PM   #3
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Don't leave it out by itself and the pup will be fine. Even a hungry bird will not get that near you.
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Old 12-29-2010, 02:10 PM   #4
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I chose a tiny long haired chihuahua pup only because hubbies been seriously thinking about persuing one of his life long dreams of traveling the country in an R.V. I thought a smaller dog would be best if it ever does happen. She's lost some of that baby poof and is currently putting on her new Winter coat.

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I named her Pookie because she came with her favorite toy, a teddy bear.
Do you recall the cartoon character, Garfield? His teddy bear was named Pookie

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Don't leave it out by itself and the pup will be fine.
And here I've worked so hard at getting it to go out on its own so I will not have to brave the cold!
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Old 12-29-2010, 02:37 PM   #5
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Magnificent bird to That thing in 2 seconds flat. . . .
Good thing for Pookie you came out when you did.
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How adorable! Good luck with her! Yes, I remember Pookie. Garfield was our float mascot my senior year of high school!!
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Old 12-29-2010, 07:25 PM   #7
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When my Rottweiler was only 8 pounds, I always went outside with her. I was afraid of predators. As an adult she was 90 pounds, I didn't worry as much then.

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Old 12-29-2010, 09:17 PM   #8
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If raptors are known to roost nearby, avoid walking or exercising pets in that area.
So much for having a little buddy following along by my side while out in the woods and field.....
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Old 01-16-2011, 07:38 PM   #9
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Oh, Pookie is adorable! With a bald eagle that close, you will have to be vigilant! When food is hard to find (winter) be very careful. Also, when they are nesting and feeding eaglets - they need a lot of food.

The community we're in now has many lakes and alligators. A guard at the gate told Roger two people have died just in this development as a result of alligators. One man had his little dog outside and a gator went after it. The man of course went after the gator, got bit by it and died of infection. Don't know about the dog.

There were Red-tailed hawks nesting in a tree in my son's yard and my son's big black fluffy cat had talon injuries, twice!

Try to stay under trees with Pookie. Be aware. An eagle's talons are huge!
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Absolutely.

I've heard a number of stories about raptors taking small dogs.
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