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Old 12-21-2009, 03:08 PM
 
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We have seen a couple rather large foxes in our yard today. They are coming out in search of food. I could see a little dog being a tasty treat. No offense to the dog lovers out there. Though they are just as likely to go for your garbage. My 7 year old took some pretty good pics of one, but I need to have her show me how to upload it
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Old 12-21-2009, 03:58 PM
 
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Thanks for posting this. Yes, this is a dangerous time for pets, especially younger pets who may not have seen much snow before.

In a somewhat related story, we lost a kitten yesterday. After having been cooped in for a few days he couldn't wait to get out and see what the snow was like.

So we let him out. I thought he would just test the snow for a minute or so and then beg to come back in. But no, he promptly ran off (even though the snow was way over his head) and we lost sight of him.

He was gone for more than 4 hours, and we got pretty frantic about it--especially after it got dark and the temperatures began falling. We had half the neighborhood looking for him. We finally found him in a ravine. Apparently he had fallen in. Then the ice and deep snow made it impossible for him to climb out. If my neighbor hadn't thought of looking in there he'd have been stuck there all night.

Long story short, we got him out and he's just fine. But we're keeping a close eye on all the animals now. They love playing in the snow--which is great--but keep an eye on them because snow isn't always that safe for them.
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Old 12-23-2009, 11:17 AM
 
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Thx for the info OP...also definitely very happy to hear that normie's kitten made it out of danger and back home OK

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Thanks for posting this. Yes, this is a dangerous time for pets, especially younger pets who may not have seen much snow before.

In a somewhat related story, we lost a kitten yesterday. After having been cooped in for a few days he couldn't wait to get out and see what the snow was like.

So we let him out. I thought he would just test the snow for a minute or so and then beg to come back in. But no, he promptly ran off (even though the snow was way over his head) and we lost sight of him.

He was gone for more than 4 hours, and we got pretty frantic about it--especially after it got dark and the temperatures began falling. We had half the neighborhood looking for him. We finally found him in a ravine. Apparently he had fallen in. Then the ice and deep snow made it impossible for him to climb out. If my neighbor hadn't thought of looking in there he'd have been stuck there all night.

Long story short, we got him out and he's just fine. But we're keeping a close eye on all the animals now. They love playing in the snow--which is great--but keep an eye on them because snow isn't always that safe for them.
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