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Hawk Drops Puppy From the Sky in Los Banos
KSEE24 ^ | May 15, 2012 | Audrey Asistio

Posted on 05/16/2012 3:09:02 PM PDT by nickcarraway

It wasn't quite raining cats and dogs in Los Banos, but Elaine Bouschard and her grandson, Taylor Callaway, say it was a miracle when they saw this tiny dog fall from the sky. Callaway explained, “All of a sudden I saw this little puppy laying there, he was almost dead.”

“Right here is where Taylor started yelling that he saw the puppy. I looked up and the hawk was just flying right here, circling around and at that point, we all just went to the puppy,” added Bouschard. Digital Daily – subscribe to our daily newsletter They did what many would do. They picked it up, and kept it.

“My thought is that when god drops a puppy from the sky, you keep it,” expressed Bouschard.

She thinks the hawk may have grabbed the puppy from a junkyard because he was greasy when they found him. “If you look here, there's three little clutch marks, right here and when he hit the ground he bounced,” she explained.

She plans to add the miracle puppy to her mix of cats, dogs, horses and yes, she even owns a couple of hawks. She said, “I actually think God just dropped me a baby to have for Mother's day, so this is my baby for Mothers Day!”

Bouschard's still trying to figure out why the hawk decided to release the puppy from it's clutches. “He is so wiggly and his nose, he's a bulldozer, I could see him wiggling right out of the talons of it,” she said.

It's a gift from the sky she's decided to name "TJ Heavenly."

“How cool is this? Okay, again, pennies from heaven, puppies from heaven," expressed Bouschard. Bouschard has since given TJ Heavenly medicine and plenty of food. She's assuming he's about eight weeks old because he opened his eyes for the first time, Tuesday.


TOPICS: Local News; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: dogs; hawks; prey
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1 posted on 05/16/2012 3:09:05 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
Better give a ring to Ms.Moakler. She lost one a few weeks ago.

Hawk Attacks Playboy Model Shanna Moakler's Dogs

2 posted on 05/16/2012 3:14:42 PM PDT by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
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To: nickcarraway
" She's assuming he's about eight weeks old because he opened his eyes for the first time, Tuesday."

Sounds younger than eight weeks to me if the eyes just opened. Good luck to the pup.

3 posted on 05/16/2012 3:16:21 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (I like Obamacare because Granny signed the will and I need the cash)
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To: muir_redwoods
he opened his eyes for the first time, Tuesday

In other words, a Democratic puppy became a Tea-Party puppy on Tuesday.

4 posted on 05/16/2012 3:21:00 PM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: All

I hate birds of prey.
They can all go extinct for all I care.


5 posted on 05/16/2012 3:29:46 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: nickcarraway

Last year I heard my little Yorkie screaming outside, just as I got the door open my Jack Russel and my Lab went flying out the door. A Horned Owl had the Yorkie and the Jack Russel hit the Owl so hard the feathers were flying then my lab Gus hit the owl and pretty much ruined his whole day. Nothing punctured on the Yorkie, couple of pretty good guts on Maggie the Jack Russel and Gus had owl for supper. The little JR hit the owl going full blast, she’s fearless.


6 posted on 05/16/2012 3:30:10 PM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: Dusty Road

LOL
JRT cruise missile

My daughter once house sat for a family with 3 of them, it was an education.


7 posted on 05/16/2012 3:32:12 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: nickcarraway
Bouschard's still trying to figure out why the hawk decided to release the puppy from it's clutches. “He is so wiggly and his nose, he's a bulldozer, I could see him wiggling right out of the talons of it,” she said.

A powerful thermal might have done it. I would have named the puppy Freefall, or Bounce.

8 posted on 05/16/2012 3:33:25 PM PDT by HerrBlucher
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To: Dusty Road

I love JR’s. I had one named Barney. It would kill squirels, cats, and even latched onto a goats neck once. Fearless creatures. They definitely do what’s in their nature..


9 posted on 05/16/2012 3:33:52 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: patriot08

Millions of rodents agree with you.


10 posted on 05/16/2012 3:34:33 PM PDT by HerrBlucher
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To: HerrBlucher

Or splat, skydiver...


11 posted on 05/16/2012 3:34:47 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Joe 6-pack

Ping


12 posted on 05/16/2012 3:35:01 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: patriot08

I like raptors until they draw near my kitties, or near the pheasants I feed out here in the driveway during winter.

At that point they become birds of MY prey.


13 posted on 05/16/2012 3:40:10 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: patriot08
How can you hate a bird of prey? They are one of God's most gorgeous creatures! A slug, a tick, a flea, I can understand, but a bird?
14 posted on 05/16/2012 3:41:50 PM PDT by LSAggie
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To: Oatka

That probably happened after he got mugged by the hawk.


15 posted on 05/16/2012 3:42:20 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (I like Obamacare because Granny signed the will and I need the cash)
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To: nickcarraway

I watched a hawk pick up and drop a squirrel from about 20 feet in the air, into my back yard. The squirrel was stunned but he staggered off.


16 posted on 05/16/2012 3:43:32 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: patriot08

Fairly partial to eagles myself.


17 posted on 05/16/2012 3:45:18 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (I like Obamacare because Granny signed the will and I need the cash)
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To: patriot08

I’m with you! And they are now in suburban neighborhoods - unheard of when I was a kid. Buzzards, hawks...yikes!


18 posted on 05/16/2012 3:45:26 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: goseminoles

I once had a fish land near me. I know there were Ospreys in the area, as well as Bald Eagles.


19 posted on 05/16/2012 3:47:10 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: muir_redwoods

“She’s assuming he’s about eight weeks old because he opened his eyes for the first time, Tuesday.”

Puppies typically open their eyes for the first time in 7 to 10 days. Same is true for kittens...


20 posted on 05/16/2012 3:48:27 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea
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To: LSAggie

It’s easy for me to hate an evil thing that swoops down from the sky and takes innocent cats or dogs back to its nest to tear alive to pieces.


21 posted on 05/16/2012 3:50:41 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Iowa Granny; Ladysmith; Diana in Wisconsin; JLO; sergeantdave; damncat; phantomworker; joesnuffy; ..

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22 posted on 05/16/2012 3:52:43 PM PDT by SJackson (As a black man, you know, Barack could get shot going to the gas station, M Obama)
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To: nickcarraway

It looks like a baby Pit.

Quick, call the cops!


23 posted on 05/16/2012 3:53:57 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: patriot08
I hate birds of prey.

Really?

You probably hate tigers too, then.

Tyger Tyger, burning bright,
In the forests of the night:
What immortal hand or eye,
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

In what distant deeps or skies,
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand dare sieze the fire?

And what shoulder, & what art,
Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
And when thy heart began to beat,
What dread hand? & what dread feet?

What the hammer? what the chain,
In what furnace was thy brain?
What the anvil? what dread grasp,
Dare its deadly terrors clasp?

When the stars threw down their spears
And water’d heaven with their tears:
Did he smile his work to see?
Did he who made the Lamb make thee?

Tyger Tyger, burning bright,
In the forests of the night:
What immortal hand or eye,
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?

--- William Blake

24 posted on 05/16/2012 3:55:51 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: nickcarraway

25 posted on 05/16/2012 3:56:12 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; afraidfortherepublic; ...
WOOOF!

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26 posted on 05/16/2012 4:01:34 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: LSAggie

I’ve been lucky that so far no hawk has been able to attack my chickens and ducks. I lost one chicken, which was left out of the coop one evening (she refused to go in) and either a visiting dog got her or perhaps the owl we sometimes hear during the night got her. But, as beautiful as birds of prey are, I am no longer as enamored of them as I was because I’ve become attached to my small flock, each of which has her own personality and are great egg layers. So far I’ve either seen the hawks flying near by, grabbed a treat for the flock and managed to call them into the covered pen or the hens have raised a loud alarm and I’ve gone out and again managed to get them safely fenced in.


27 posted on 05/16/2012 4:01:54 PM PDT by This I Wonder32460
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To: null and void

Used to live here


28 posted on 05/16/2012 4:05:40 PM PDT by Shimmer1 (When life hands you lemons, ask for tequila and salt.)
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To: muir_redwoods

I thought pups start opening their eyes at 10 days and the pup looks to be a little older than newborn; nowhere close to 8 weeks.


29 posted on 05/16/2012 4:12:30 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: nickcarraway

I love this scene from “The Proposal”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TENG4cgxl4
The Proposal - Scene with Kevin the Dog


30 posted on 05/16/2012 4:20:45 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: patriot08

Nah. The most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen in the wild was an osprey hitting the water and carrying off a fish. Animals don’t have free will or immortal souls so there is no possiblity of evil. They need to eat, mate and take of their young. How they do it inconvenient for man sometimes but there is no evil.


31 posted on 05/16/2012 4:51:41 PM PDT by stellaluna
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To: patriot08

Nah. The most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen in the wild was an osprey hitting the water and carrying off a fish. Animals don’t have free will or immortal souls so there is no possiblity of evil. They need to eat, mate and take of their young. How they do it inconvenient for man sometimes but there is no evil.


32 posted on 05/16/2012 4:51:41 PM PDT by stellaluna
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To: Dusty Road

Yep. Jack Russells’ are very tenacious and don’t give up. My Black Labs’ bestest buddy is a female Jack Russell. She is almost scary fearless. Then again, my Lab will do about anything to protect her. He loves his ladies.....:-)


33 posted on 05/16/2012 4:53:13 PM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: nickcarraway
Bouschard's still trying to figure out why the hawk decided to release the puppy from it's clutches.

To kill it, probably. It almost succeeded, and the second drop would definitely have completed the job, no muss no fuss.

And he would have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for you meddling teenagers.

Lucky doggie!

34 posted on 05/16/2012 4:57:02 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: patriot08

Most raptors will kill the animal before they bring it to the nest...fish are the exception. You can’t bring a rabbit, rat, or squirrel back to a nest alive (think about it for a second). So they kill it (or try to) and then bring it “home” to the babies. If the raptor is not “working” his/her nest, they land somewhere and suffocate it with their feet before eating.


35 posted on 05/16/2012 5:21:16 PM PDT by coop71 (Being a redhead means never having to say you're sorry...)
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To: freekitty

We always ‘helped’ our puppies and kittens open their eyes so they had a jump up.

Of course, this is back when it was legal to possess a litter of puppies or kittens.


36 posted on 05/16/2012 5:36:48 PM PDT by txhurl (Thank you, Andrew Breitbart. In your untimely passing, you have exposed these people one last time.)
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To: 98ZJ USMC
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37 posted on 05/16/2012 5:46:28 PM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: stellaluna

Evil creatures. I’d shoot all of them I could if it didn’t mean landing in jail.


38 posted on 05/16/2012 6:10:41 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: txhurl

Yep, but that pup is not eight weeks old.


39 posted on 05/16/2012 6:27:06 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: patriot08

Shoot it and then put it in the trash barrel of a disliked neighbor.

Works real well with herons. Federal offense.


40 posted on 05/16/2012 6:34:39 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: ladyjane
Shoot it and then put it in the trash barrel of a disliked neighbor. Works real well with herons.

I hear tell that one shoots high, they fly next door, then die. Saves the trouble of sneaking to their trash can later that night.

41 posted on 05/16/2012 6:43:34 PM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: nickcarraway

Many a teacup doggie has fallen to hawks, eagles and owls

my daughter had to watch her teacup maltese-yorkie in our back pasture

the owls in my big chinkapin oak would scope that little mutt out but good

one swoop and it’s lights out baby

PS...I like Owls better than toy dogs as rule when it comes to shooting a bird of prey

i adore owls

my chinkapin is a state record and 400 years old and migrating owls roost there in the summer nights by the scores

shine a q-beam up there at night and there are 50-60 of them all pie faced looking down at ya


42 posted on 05/16/2012 7:19:06 PM PDT by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: patriot08
Evil creatures. I’d shoot all of them I could if it didn’t mean landing in jail.

Question: Where is the most common place to find evil creatures?

Answer: The mirror.

43 posted on 05/16/2012 9:43:08 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: patriot08

Raptors and carrion-eating birds have their places in God’s plan.

It’s horrifying when they take pets, but they do prey on a lot of vermin and keep dead things from stinking up the place.

Thirty years ago, Hubby and I had a friend who lived in heavily wooded Topanga Canyon in California. His gal pal had a cat that she couldn’t take with her when she moved away. The cat’s name was “Bushes” because she found it in some bushes and adopted it.

Our friend took the cat and kept good care of her until an owl (an OWL!!) swooped down one early evening and spirited her away.

Not wanting to upset his good friend, he would always tell her when they spoke how well Bushes was doing, her litters of kittens, her antics, etc., until she “died.”

True friendship!

Apropos of nothing, this man was the spitting image of Kenny Rogers. You could not tell them apart. And he never tried to impersonate him, either! (referring to a person who did impersonate Rogers to get free stuff at some big hotel back then - I forget the details - It’s been a long time)


44 posted on 05/17/2012 5:16:19 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: This I Wonder32460

We adopted a 9 y.o. Aussie mix last year, wonderful dog, not much of a barker once he realizes what belongs in the neighborhood and what doesn’t, except for hawks. When he sees a hawk soaring overhead, he barks his head off. Since he came from a rural community, we figure one of his jobs was to alert his previous owner of potential hazards to the flock.


45 posted on 05/17/2012 5:16:45 AM PDT by LSAggie
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To: nascarnation; Dusty Road

My sister has two JRTs, Wyatt and Belle Starr.


46 posted on 05/17/2012 5:19:17 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Fightin Whitey

“At that point they become birds of MY prey.” Yep. No trespassers.


47 posted on 05/17/2012 11:37:01 AM PDT by Silentgypsy
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To: wardaddy

Where did you get your q-beam? I had never heard of it so looked it up and now think it’s a must-have for people who live in the woods.


48 posted on 05/17/2012 11:51:20 AM PDT by Silentgypsy
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To: TheOldLady

Horrible creatures..I’d shoot them all if it didn’t mean landing in jail.


49 posted on 05/17/2012 12:53:56 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: patriot08

Okay, but don’t get caught. :-)

I’ll never tell!


50 posted on 05/17/2012 1:00:42 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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