What animal might have killed my friend's dog?

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  1. Dynactus

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    There are a lot of coyotes where I live. They never cause any problems.
    If you live where coyotes are a problem, run a couple of strands of electric fence wire around the top your back yard fence. If you install it correctly, it will deter coyotes from climbing your fence.
    The reason I know is because I use a lot of electric fencing for my cattle operation. Also, Bogey was a climber when he first moved in with us. Some dogs are climbers, some are diggers. I dialed the power way down from what I would use for cattle, and strung one strand around the top of the chain link fence in my back yard. Even though it was set on it's lowest setting, Bogey only had to touch it one time and he was cured of his climbing.
    If I were trying to deter coyotes I would turn the fence way up.
     
  2. jim goose

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    I had a deer carcass at the back of my land once, and caught the local Hoot Owl snacking on it. Watched it’s head spin around and look at me before it beamed itself up 50 feet with one flap.

    damn thing was amazing. It was huge.
     
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    Set up a trap and burn the ****er alive.
    Go ISIS on his ass.


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  4. Batesmotel

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    A couple years ago the area in Salt Lake known as The Avenues was having little dogs and a lot of cats killed. Sometimes the only thing left was the head removed like a razor did it. They thought it was a person. Turned out it was foxes.
     
  5. Lowcountry_Glocker

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    do not discredit a yote. they are slippery and elusive.

    my girl's GSD climbs chain link fences. no jumping, trying to get as high as she can, none of that. just places front paws on, and sets to climbing as if it were a rock or natural barrier. gets to the top and keeps hiking up with the back legs before jumping off. it scares me as the thought of her getting a paw / nail caught up in there would be terrible.
     
  6. .264 magnum

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    Good to hear from your! You warming up a little?

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    I know people will think I'm making this up but it's legit.
    As a kid we lived in Arkansas for parts of several years. We had a very large - both tall and pretty heavy ~90lbs., very cantankerous male GSD named Rusty who would disappear for days at a time quite regularly in the Fall. The long and the short of it was he was for sure killing male coyotes - we found remains occasionally. And we think he was mating with females.
    He did this for several years. He always came back beat up, never badly though, but he always came back - I was sure we'd find him dead in the woods at some point.

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  7. HonkeyFries

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    Threads you shouldn’t open for $500, Alex.
     
  8. kwo

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    Why have eagles not been mentioned ? Just form some old country hunters put a possum in a cage with a coon and the possum will win. Owls are silent killers .
     
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  9. Mr Meeseeks

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    Razor wire would have prevented this.

    ETA: not leaving small pet dogs outside is an even better prevention.
     
  10. Terry G

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    I'm with you. Coyotes abound here. They also run like Hell when they scent aDog or a Man. Our Outdoor Cat Colony has never taken a hit from them. My Lab is outside a lot. In my experience the Coyotes tend to shy away from anything that smells of Dog or Man. There are exception's when food is very scarce, but jumping a six foot fence? The gnawing off the head could mean a Bird of prey. They often do that to lighten the load when they fly away with the carcass. I can't see a Raccoon doing this. I would say Owl rather than anything else.
     
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    'Ol Grandad Director of civil unrest

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    Respectfully, this is not true. Coyotes love to dine on dogs. Small dogs even more.
    In fact, they have well developed strategies for luring dogs out into the fields to take them in a pack. Whining like a little puppy and whatnot.
    I live smack dab in the middle of 'yote country and have found many dogs eaten by them. Nothing left but some bones and a collar. They ate my cats a few years ago too. Found a nice little circle of fur where each one was eaten.
    Coyotes eat dogs.
     
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    Need a Fix you monster. This isn't what we meant at all!!! :rant:





    :rofl:



    PS: sorry about your friends dog. :dog:
     
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    It's not a question of how he grips it!



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  14. sourdough44

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    Here you go, an MB-750. This will anchor anything short of a large grizzly.
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    Have you seen the video of the yotes luring a dog out acting like playing with him when the bastards actually were trying to eat the poor mutt?


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    When I was doing my thesis on bears, I would go out at all hours to collect data. I saw several coyotes at night miles from the national forest in well developed areas like Temple City (where I lived), El Monte, Arcadia (nearer to the forest) late at night. Estimates put the coyote population in L.A. County at 675,000 (as of 1972)==several times the original population before it was developed and subdivided.
     
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    I think a coyote(s) would of ate the head.
     
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  18. Inyo Tim

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    Wouldn't that be kind of hard to crunch up? headscratch.gif
     
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    If hungry enough they will crunch up everything. Without a fence they may carry off a few parts.
     
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  20. 'Ol Grandad

    'Ol Grandad Director of civil unrest

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    Not yet but I'll look it up.
    This one?
    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ErxEApH4Gk
     
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