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Authorities Warn Of Roving, 'Bloodthirsty' Dog Pack Near Spokane
http://www.kirotv.com/ ^ | June 10, 2011 | n/a

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?"


TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: pitbulls

1 posted on 06/10/2011 8:44:07 PM PDT by B4Ranch
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http://www.kirotv.com/news/28199833/detail.html


2 posted on 06/10/2011 8:45:11 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Allowing Islam into America is akin to injecting yourself with AIDS to prove how tolerant you are...)
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To: B4Ranch

That’s just the local Democrat operatives.


3 posted on 06/10/2011 8:56:59 PM PDT by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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To: B4Ranch
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.

'kay.

4 posted on 06/10/2011 9:00:39 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Rembrandt

ms-k9


5 posted on 06/10/2011 9:01:18 PM PDT by TwoSwords (The Lord is a man of war, Exodus 15:3)
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To: B4Ranch
Seems like a good time to break out the zombie reaction kit. Got 12 gauge?

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.

/johnny

6 posted on 06/10/2011 9:05:16 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: B4Ranch

Not enough. Let’s reintroduce wolves.

Oh, they already are.


7 posted on 06/10/2011 9:13:26 PM PDT by Travis McGee (Castigo Cay is in print and on Kindle.)
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To: B4Ranch

Sorry, I thought this thread was about Karl...


8 posted on 06/10/2011 9:15:05 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO but I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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To: B4Ranch
Here they are:


9 posted on 06/10/2011 9:15:50 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!

I’d keep a really close eye on the little one second from the right...


10 posted on 06/10/2011 9:18:02 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO but I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Years ago, I read in a hunting magazine about how feral dogs had become a problem in rural Georgia. It has a nice, mild climate pretty much year round and a lot of small game for food. The pack got started when a lot of people abandoned their domestic dogs during the depression.

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.

11 posted on 06/10/2011 9:23:20 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: B4Ranch

So you’re telling me vampires DO exist. I knew it, those twilight books are real.


12 posted on 06/10/2011 9:23:30 PM PDT by jsdjason
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To: Vigilanteman
This in not something I would approach lightly.

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.

/johnny

13 posted on 06/10/2011 9:27:26 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
I’d keep a really close eye on the little one second from the right...

Think you're right, bet his name is Vito :^)

14 posted on 06/10/2011 9:27:50 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: B4Ranch

llamas are mean and do not take any crap. This must be a bad bunch.


15 posted on 06/10/2011 9:43:08 PM PDT by BBell
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To: B4Ranch

Wait dogs are perfect creatures and never do anything wrong. This cannot be right. Dogs > humans.


16 posted on 06/10/2011 9:54:16 PM PDT by freedomwarrior998
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To: B4Ranch

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.


17 posted on 06/10/2011 10:14:35 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: B4Ranch

For a moment I thought they were talking about the reporters pouring through the Palin emails but I guess that isn’t in Spokane.


18 posted on 06/10/2011 10:16:40 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (They think "just because she's right on every damn issue doesn't give her enough credibility.")
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To: gov_bean_ counter

That’s the leader. No salutes or bars in that bunch.


19 posted on 06/10/2011 10:27:53 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: B4Ranch

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.


20 posted on 06/10/2011 11:45:26 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: sinanju

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.


21 posted on 06/10/2011 11:59:50 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Allowing Islam into America is akin to injecting yourself with AIDS to prove how tolerant you are...)
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To: sinanju
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.

I personally do this.


22 posted on 06/11/2011 1:02:30 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Anthony Weiner is a little cocky.)
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To: Lazamataz

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...


23 posted on 06/11/2011 1:48:43 AM PDT by sinanju
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To: B4Ranch

I’m surprised that the large population of coyotes & wolves haven’t taken them out already.


24 posted on 06/11/2011 3:14:49 AM PDT by panaxanax (0bama >>WORST PRESIDENT EVER.)
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To: panaxanax
I was told that during the depression, our county (Clark, Co, AR) had a HUGE feral dog problem, and they killed a few children. It is your DUTY to kill this pack if they are "packing up". Treat them like hogs.

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.

25 posted on 06/11/2011 6:03:38 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
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To: The Cajun
I’d keep a really close eye on the little one second from the right...

Think you're right, bet his name is Vito.

That's Don Vito to you and don't you forget it.

26 posted on 06/11/2011 6:04:46 AM PDT by JohnG45
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To: panaxanax

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.


27 posted on 06/11/2011 11:56:45 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Allowing Islam into America is akin to injecting yourself with AIDS to prove how tolerant you are...)
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