Chihuahua survives owl attack in Illinois

Postby pitbullmamaliz » January 19th, 2011, 10:23 am

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(CNN) -- A 4-pound Chihuahua is lucky to be alive after an owl swooped down and tried to snatch it during a neighborhood walk.

The dog, Chico, and owner George Kalomiris were taking a late-night stroll in their Chicago suburb of Crystal Lake, Illinois, when a great horned owl attacked.

Kalomiris said he lunged at the owl, which got caught in the dog's leash, and ultimately was able to scare it away.

Chico's vest saved him because it prevented the owl's talons from digging in deeply enough to latch onto him, according to Kalomiris.

Chico was treated for a puncture wound at a nearby animal hospital, Kalomiris said.
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Postby TheRedQueen » January 19th, 2011, 10:25 am

Yikes...yea for a quick owner and a safety vest!
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Postby LMM » January 19th, 2011, 10:40 am

TheRedQueen wrote:Yikes...yea for a quick owner and a safety vest!



No shiz!
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Postby BigDogBuford » January 19th, 2011, 12:54 pm

OMG, ban owls! Once they get the taste of blood it's only a matter of time before it's a child!
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Postby TinaMartin » January 19th, 2011, 1:13 pm

BigDogBuford wrote:OMG, ban owls! Once they get the taste of blood it's only a matter of time before it's a child!

And they cant be rehabilitated!
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Postby copperlegend » January 19th, 2011, 1:26 pm

watch out for their locking beaks!
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Postby BigDogBuford » January 19th, 2011, 1:42 pm

copperlegend wrote:watch out for their locking beaks!


This made me laugh out loud!
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Postby furever_pit » January 19th, 2011, 2:36 pm

Wow. Craziness.
That little Chi is lucky.

In FL, the tiny dog owners were always telling me how they didn't really let their dogs go outside because of owls and hawks. I always thought they were being a tad paranoid, evidently I was wrong.
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Postby BigDogBuford » January 19th, 2011, 3:09 pm

We have Eagles around here that are fully capable of taking a good sized salmon, let alone a small dog or a cat!
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » January 19th, 2011, 3:13 pm

furever_pit wrote:In FL, the tiny dog owners were always telling me how they didn't really let their dogs go outside because of owls and hawks. I always thought they were being a tad paranoid, evidently I was wrong.


I'd be much more worried about a gator!
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Postby Hoyden » January 19th, 2011, 3:49 pm

TheRedQueen wrote:Yikes...yea for a quick owner and a safety vest!


Mark said I should make weighted safety vests so that little dogs are too heavy to carry off.
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Postby TinaMartin » January 19th, 2011, 4:55 pm

furever_pit wrote:Wow. Craziness.
That little Chi is lucky.

In FL, the tiny dog owners were always telling me how they didn't really let their dogs go outside because of owls and hawks. I always thought they were being a tad paranoid, evidently I was wrong.

I would also worry about the Ospreys and arnt there Golden Eagles in Fl. still? That borders on not so small dog snatching!
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Postby iluvk9 » January 19th, 2011, 5:15 pm

OMG!!! AN OWL ALMOST LIFTED TRUMAN FROM THE YARD!!

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Postby TinaMartin » January 19th, 2011, 5:23 pm

:o :shock: 8)
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Postby BigDogBuford » January 19th, 2011, 5:43 pm

We're going to need a bigger owl.
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Postby Hoyden » January 19th, 2011, 6:20 pm

iluvk9 wrote:OMG!!! AN OWL ALMOST LIFTED TRUMAN FROM THE YARD!!

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That wasn't an owl Joyce, that was a great Roc.

Sinbad would like his bird back now.
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Postby Malli » January 20th, 2011, 4:09 am

BigDogBuford wrote:
copperlegend wrote:watch out for their locking beaks!


This made me laugh out loud!


bahahaha :lol3: priceless.

We have bald eagles here, when the pups are younger and first going outside (so 1-3 lbs-ish) and if mumma isn't out with them, we have to watch them for this particular reason.
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Postby mnp13 » January 20th, 2011, 4:45 pm

Hoyden wrote:
TheRedQueen wrote:Yikes...yea for a quick owner and a safety vest!


Mark said I should make weighted safety vests so that little dogs are too heavy to carry off.


But then they will sink to the bottom when the gators get them!
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Postby Hoyden » January 20th, 2011, 7:33 pm

mnp13 wrote:
Hoyden wrote:
TheRedQueen wrote:Yikes...yea for a quick owner and a safety vest!


Mark said I should make weighted safety vests so that little dogs are too heavy to carry off.


But then they will sink to the bottom when the gators get them!


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