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Old 11-07-2015, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Henry County, TN
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[quote=Geneyus;41844910]I worked the night shift for several years, and I saw the following in urban neighborhoods: bobcats, coyotes, fox, deer, skunk, and armadillo. There have been black bear and cougar sightings in all parts of TN.

Last year, there was a news story about an unknown animal jumping over 6' fences in Cordova and ripping dogs to shreds. If you know anything about Cordova, you know it's packed with housing and commercial properties.
Mysterious Beast Killing Dogs In Cordova Neighborhood | WREG.com

Personally, I don't know why people buy little dogs that are at the bottom of the food chain that must be taken care of. Dogs should serve a purpose. Buy a German Shepherd that will protect your home, chase off other predators, and alert you to trouble. If your dog is under 5 lbs, I'd worry about hawks and falcons as well.[/QUOTE

I currently have a large German Shepherd, but mom wants a smaller dog to cuddle. My Shepherd ain't cuddly. ]
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Old 11-07-2015, 10:37 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I worked the night shift for several years, and I saw the following in urban neighborhoods: bobcats, coyotes, fox, deer, skunk, and armadillo. There have been black bear and cougar sightings in all parts of TN.

Last year, there was a news story about an unknown animal jumping over 6' fences in Cordova and ripping dogs to shreds. If you know anything about Cordova, you know it's packed with housing and commercial properties.
Mysterious Beast Killing Dogs In Cordova Neighborhood | WREG.com

Personally, I don't know why people buy little dogs that are at the bottom of the food chain that must be taken care of. Dogs should serve a purpose. Buy a German Shepherd that will protect your home, chase off other predators, and alert you to trouble. If your dog is under 5 lbs, I'd worry about hawks and falcons as well.
I currently have a large German Shepherd, but mom wants a smaller dog to cuddle. My Shepherd ain't cuddly. ]
My German Shepherd is 110 lbs, and he just started being more snuggly this year at 6 years old. The first couple of years he was all about playing, running, wrestling, and chewing on me. Now, he just wants to be petted and loved on. If yours is younger, I bet he gets cuddly later on.
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Old 11-08-2015, 05:21 AM
 
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Which creatures burrow into holes with a 7-12" diameter?

I have a few of these in the woods behind my house.
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Old 11-08-2015, 05:56 AM
 
Location: On the plateau, TN
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Which creatures burrow into holes with a 7-12" diameter?

I have a few of these in the woods behind my house.
Most likely a groundhog, also known as a woodchuck....
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Old 11-08-2015, 08:47 AM
 
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Most likely a groundhog, also known as a woodchuck....
That makes sense ... I haven't seen groundhogs in my yard but I have seen them as roadkill
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Old 11-08-2015, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Henry County, TN
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My German Shepherd is 110 lbs, and he just started being more snuggly this year at 6 years old. The first couple of years he was all about playing, running, wrestling, and chewing on me. Now, he just wants to be petted and loved on. If yours is younger, I bet he gets cuddly later on.

Yes, mine just turned 2. Lol, now I only have to wait 4 more years
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Old 11-12-2015, 02:29 AM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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There are coyotes in all of Tennessee.

https://www.tn.gov/twra/article/coyote

There are so many of them, see them all the time. They are constantly yelping behind my house. Tonight I almost hit one on my way home from work. I am in East TN, but Im sure West TN is crawling with them too. Coyotes are becoming a problem in a lot of areas.
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Old 11-13-2015, 12:02 PM
 
Location: southwest TN
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While it's some distance away and through the woods, we can distinguish the barks of the yotes from the LGDs. Once in a while, the sounds are closer as one pack of LGDs alerts others, some of them "next door". We can track the movements of the yotes by the sounds as they move around us. It is one of the many reasons our kitties are indoors at night while being allowed to hang out in the yard during the day.
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Old 12-04-2015, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Somewhere over the rainbow in "OZ "
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East TN Wildlife
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Old 12-07-2015, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Cumberland Co., TN
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I saw a sounder of wild hogs along side the road on my way to work. First time I've seen that. At first I thought the one closest to road was a bear cub. It was barely daylight and my vision is not what it once was.
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