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Old 08-18-2007, 02:04 PM
 
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Actually, JRT or no, many dogs go after snakes. Again, statistically, I suspect that many more dogs are lost to coyotes than snakes. Coyotes hunt in organized packs and can take down most dogs, regardless of breed. Now, a coyote will not mess with a dog 99% of the time (they will avoid them), but some dogs just HAVE to go after the coyote. If your dogs are put up at night, then it is not a problem at all, and actual packs of coyotes are more rural. Individual urban coyotes go after cats.

Isn't that a movie, Urban Coyote?

My neighbors said one day my cat was sitting on the driveway. A coyote came out of the greenbelt after my cat. My cat attacked the coyote and it actually ran away
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Old 08-18-2007, 02:20 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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FYI, I was talking to a woman I know who used to live in Wimberly (not sure if I spelled that right) and she told me her dog got bit by a snake. Luckily the snake wasn't poisonous... but still!

I'm pretty sure Wimberly is more rural than Austin, though, right?
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Old 08-18-2007, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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My neighbors said one day my cat was sitting on the driveway. A coyote came out of the greenbelt after my cat. My cat attacked the coyote and it actually ran away
I can see that happening! Coyotes are actually very shy...but your cat would have had a different experience if the pack was together!

We used to have them here...but all the growth and construction has driven them away. I think I heard them barking the other night, but it was the first time in a very long time. I love the sound of nature at your door! So much better then highway traffic!!
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Old 08-19-2007, 12:27 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX (Lakeway)
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FYI, I just read an article in the Austin Energy Customer Newsletter that a new law will take effect on October 1st. It will be illegal to leave a dog alone on a chain or tether. To read more about this law, go to City of Austin - Town Lake Animal Center
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Old 08-19-2007, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Northern California
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FYI, I just read an article in the Austin Energy Customer Newsletter that a new law will take effect on October 1st. It will be illegal to leave a dog alone on a chain or tether. To read more about this law, go to City of Austin - Town Lake Animal Center
Hurray!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-19-2007, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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My neighbors said one day my cat was sitting on the driveway. A coyote came out of the greenbelt after my cat. My cat attacked the coyote and it actually ran away
Cats have some seriously wicked moves but many of them don't seem to realize it. When I had two dogs, they loved chasing cats, but occasionally they'd run into a tough one who would stop, turn around, and just stare my dogs down. The dogs would get this sudden attitude change like "Yo, uhhh, we were just kidding, um, we're leaving now, y'all be cool, no problems here, we love cats..."
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Old 08-19-2007, 08:26 PM
 
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Cats have some seriously wicked moves but many of them don't seem to realize it.
Cats in my neighborhood (CAT Hollow/NW Hills) tend to disappear as we have a pack of coyotes that roam. If I had a cat, I'd keep it inside. A pet peeve of mine is that dogs are highly regulated (leash law, picking up the dog poop) but cats are free to roam at will and kill song birds. Grrr...
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Old 08-20-2007, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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Cats have some seriously wicked moves but many of them don't seem to realize it. When I had two dogs, they loved chasing cats, but occasionally they'd run into a tough one who would stop, turn around, and just stare my dogs down. The dogs would get this sudden attitude change like "Yo, uhhh, we were just kidding, um, we're leaving now, y'all be cool, no problems here, we love cats..."
What's funny about this post is that I have a friend who has a pekingese a rather "wimpy" breed (in general...nothing against them) and this dog has killed several cats who tried the standing ground tactic. Then they have a big ole boxer who runs at the first sight of one who tries to stand it's ground. So the little foo-foo dog is the killer and the big one is the scardy dog. LOL
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Old 08-20-2007, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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...a pekingese ...has killed several cats...
...a big ole boxer who runs at the first sight of one who tries to stand it's ground.


How can this be? Is the pekingese armed with a grenade-launcher? An AK-47? Cyanide-laced sashimi?

That's the most bizarre thing I've ever heard about dogs vs. cats!
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Old 08-20-2007, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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My uncle has a rottweiller and a pug. The rott is a total gentle sweetie, while the pug has caught and killed rats, no small feat for a dog with no snout

Dog personalities can be as varied as people
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