Skip to comments.Authorities Warn Of Roving, 'Bloodthirsty' Dog Pack Near Spokane
Posted on 06/10/2011 8:44:04 PM PDT by B4Ranch
SPOKANE, Washington -- Authorities are trying to track a pack of dogs that has killed about 100 animals in nighttime forays in northeastern Washington state attacks that have claimed goats, a llama and other farm animals and raised alarm that people could be targeted.
Authorities are warning residents to take whatever steps are necessary to protect their families and animals because the dogs appear to be killing for fun rather than food.
"We have this pack that is out there killing for the sake of killing," Stevens County Undersheriff Lavonne Webb said Thursday in a telephone interview. "What is going to happen if they come across a small child?"
That’s just the local Democrat operatives.
BTW, dogs don't have opposable thumbs, IR tracking gear, or good long-distance comms. This ought to be easy if we apply our full, God mandated 'steward of the world' authority and responsibility.
Dead dogs, problem resolved.
Not enough. Let’s reintroduce wolves.
Oh, they already are.
Sorry, I thought this thread was about Karl...
I’d keep a really close eye on the little one second from the right...
These were not your friendly little fidos. A number of hunters had been mauled and some had died when they tried to take them out. Dogs are social animals which hunt in packs. You can shoot a few of them, but the rest of the pack will keep coming when they believe they have a fighting chance.
Hunters were advised to hunt in groups to protect each other. Plus get a lot of target practice on tires rolling down hills. This in not something I would approach lightly.
So you’re telling me vampires DO exist. I knew it, those twilight books are real.
Nor I. Which is why I suggested using the full power and authority of our steward mandate. Helicopter IR, high-power rifles from the high ground, etc.... We don't have to hunt them with bang-sticks.
Think you're right, bet his name is Vito :^)
llamas are mean and do not take any crap. This must be a bad bunch.
Wait dogs are perfect creatures and never do anything wrong. This cannot be right. Dogs > humans.
Wild dog packs are scary we have problems with them here.I wish more people would take their dogs to the pound when they don’t want them than to just drop them off in the country thinking someone else would care for them.What ends up happening is the only thing that can happen is that they end up being killed because they go after farm animals and people.
For a moment I thought they were talking about the reporters pouring through the Palin emails but I guess that isn’t in Spokane.
That’s the leader. No salutes or bars in that bunch.
The article says several people did get pictures. There are about five of them, all big.
I once read about this, the dogs are not totally wild, it was called the “delinquent” phenomena. Like some teenage gang-bangers they slip away and get together at night to do their mischief. Then they slip back home and play the good doggie during the day.
That’s been my experiences with dog packs. Neighbors dog kept coming home covered with dried blood. Took a week or so to figure it out. Started chaining him up at night.
Myself, I would have taken him out for walk and came home alone.
I personally do this.
Yeah, I know, for a few years, I would suffer strange dreams and wake up fully dressed in bed. There would sometimes be scratch marks on my face and chest and signs of fresh digging in the crawl space under my porch...
I’m surprised that the large population of coyotes & wolves haven’t taken them out already.
You can get an electronic prey call if the dogs are kinda dumb. Rabbit squeeling works the best, as does a mewing fawn.
As the feral dogs RUN to you, look for a young bitch ore better yet, a pup. The bitch and pup(s) on their new hunts hang back a little. Try to wound the pup in the rear with a .17 HMR or .22 MAG round. As the dog is wounded and yelps, the whole pack kinda goes berzerk as you shoot them, but they wont run off (usually). You can get a good third or more of them with this tactic, maybe more, especially with a suppressor.
If you can get the alpha males, they get really dumb and start to roam, and you can more easily thin them out.
Best thing to do though, is to neuter your animal and make sure your neighbors do, and if they fall on hard times, have a back up plan for your pets so they don't go feral. I would hate to do what my grandfathers did, but to protect kids, wildlife, and pets, I would in a heartbeat.
Think you're right, bet his name is Vito.
That's Don Vito to you and don't you forget it.
Coyotes & wolves do not attack other animals which will cause them wounds. An injury lowers their position in the food chain. They much prefer mice, fowl and rabbits.
A healthy buck is not afraid of wolves because he knows he can easily outrun them. Now if the wolves can tire him out then they have a chance. If the buck has his back against a wall of rocks he will do a lot of damage to them on his way down to his knees.
Calves and fawns are defenseless. Wolves and coyotes will attack and run before the mother can injure them. When the baby has died and the mother abandons the carcass that’s when they will come back for a meal.