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Wed Apr 3, 2019, 10:28 PM

Puppy snatched by aerial predator is recovering

The headline says it was an owl that snatched a puppy from the yard of its foster family but they don't know for sure what is was. Poor thing was found on a golf course but seems to be doing ok.

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A foster dog named Latte is recovering from her injuries after being snatched from her home early Friday morning.

Her wounds appeared to suggest she was taken by an owl, according to her caregiver.

Latte, a 12-week-old, 11-pound Great Pyrenees and Saint Bernard mix, was taken at around 3:30 a.m. when she was outside the north Scottsdale home with three other puppies.

https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/scottsdale/2019/04/03/12-week-old-puppy-recovering-after-being-snatched-owl-scottsdale/3348344002/

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Bradshaw3 Apr 2019 OP
2naSalit Apr 2019 #1
Rhiannon12866 Apr 2019 #2
JDC Apr 2019 #3
GregD Apr 2019 #6
tblue37 Apr 2019 #7
Bayard Apr 2019 #4
Demovictory9 Apr 2019 #5
peacebuzzard Apr 2019 #8

Response to Bradshaw3 (Original post)

Wed Apr 3, 2019, 10:30 PM

1. Lucky it survived!

Poor thing. That's a big puppy, though.

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Original post)

Wed Apr 3, 2019, 10:35 PM

2. That sure is frightening, poor puppy! Glad to hear she's safe and recovering

When I lived in an area frequented by hawks, I used to stand guard over my 8 lb. Brussels Griffon when I had him outside...

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Original post)

Wed Apr 3, 2019, 10:44 PM

3. An 11 lb pup seems like a big pickup for an owl or hawk

I grew up in N Scottsdale, I've seen owls and hawks w plenty of animals/snakes, but none bigger than a rabbit.

That far north it gets more rugged and mountainous, around Pinnacle Peak/Troon. Could easily be an eagle.

Regardless, glad that pup is ok. This sort of story is the stuff of a dog owners worst fears. At least this dog owner.

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Response to JDC (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 4, 2019, 12:34 AM

6. that's my reaction as well

seems a fairly large pup to be picked up by a fairly smaller bird, or so it seems.

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Response to JDC (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 4, 2019, 02:19 AM

7. Which is probably why she was dropped. nt

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Original post)

Wed Apr 3, 2019, 11:38 PM

4. Poor girl!

11 pounds for that mix is actually pretty light, but still seems hefty for an owl to take off with.....maybe that's why she was dropped.

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Original post)

Thu Apr 4, 2019, 12:31 AM

5. $4500 vet bill paid by gofundme

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Original post)

Thu Apr 4, 2019, 07:26 AM

8. I have seen flying predators pick up rabbits.

which is why my cats will never roam again.
I have had a large snake come on to my porch and kill my sweet pet bantam chicken. This lone chicken was a survivor of a coyote and possibly also a snake hunt that obliterated her family of 4 other chickens and a rooster.

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