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Hungry eagle chomps Swede's pet chihuahua (Women gets $2,490 for dead dog)
thelocal ^ | 28 Feb 13 | Oliver Gee

Posted on 02/28/2013 11:03:14 AM PST by JoeProBono

Karolina Widing, a 38-year-old from Hjortkvarn, near Örebro, was shocked when her pet chihuahua Lilleman ('Little Man') went missing in mid-January.

"After I let the dogs out one afternoon, he never game back. I searched until midnight - I was horrified," she told The Local.

Even stranger, neighbouring hunters couldn't find any tracks from the 2-year-old dog in the snow.

Widing reported the missing pooch to the police, and left her back door open throughout the night in case Lilleman would return.

By morning, Widing resumed the search.

It didn't take long, however, before she was stopped dead in her tracks upon discovering a pool of blood by a wall of the house.

"It looked as if someone had shot him," she explained.

"But there were no prints. It couldn't have been a fox that took him, or anything similar, there was just a pool of blood and then nothing."

Widing talked to more neighbours, and one of them explained that he had seen an eagle flying off with a black object in its claws at the exact time the dogs had been let out.

The neighbour had thought it was a rabbit.

"In some senses, I'm relieved to know what happened to him," Widing said.

"I was so worried that he would have frozen to death. He only weighed three kilogrammes."

Widing concluded that the eagle must have indeed taken Lilleman, which explains why there were no tracks from the pool of blood.

She believes the eagle probably didn't get a clean grab of the dog, as Lilleman was near a wall, with the blood a result of a probable fight between the winged predator and the sorely outmatched canine.

While devastated at the death of Lilleman, whom she only owned for a month, Widing nevertheless welcomed a decision by the Örebro County Administrative Board (Länsstyrelsen) to award her with 16,000 kronor ($2,490) as compensation for her pet's premature death.

Since the golden eagle that took Lilleman has protected status in Sweden, Widing was eligible for the sum under the same statues that allow farmers to receive compensation when livestock is killed or harmed by wild animals such as bear, wolf, lynx and wolverines.

Widing plans to use the money to build a safety area for her other pets, and has used the experience to warn others.

"Don't be naive, don't let your dogs out without a leash if you live anywhere near an open area with these eagles," she told The Local.

"The eagles can be very hungry."

The Golden Eagle is one of the more well-known birds of prey in northern Europe, and has strong enough talons to grab animals as large as foxes. Their wingspan can measure as long as 230 centimetres.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: doggieping

1 posted on 02/28/2013 11:03:18 AM PST by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

It seems the eagle had a hankering for a little Mexican food.


2 posted on 02/28/2013 11:10:25 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?)
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To: JoeProBono

The fault belongs to the US dept.s of State and War.


3 posted on 02/28/2013 11:11:05 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: JoeProBono
So eagles eat Mexican...

Who knew???

4 posted on 02/28/2013 11:11:14 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: JoeProBono
...Widing nevertheless welcomed a decision by the Örebro County Administrative Board (Länsstyrelsen) to award her with 16,000 kronor ($2,490) as compensation for her pet's premature death.

Uhh.

5 posted on 02/28/2013 11:11:59 AM PST by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: JoeProBono

Nature’s way of saying that rat dogs are just snack food........


6 posted on 02/28/2013 11:15:21 AM PST by doorgunner69
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To: doorgunner69

I beg your pardon? Chihuahuas are the sweetest dogs on the planet.


7 posted on 02/28/2013 11:19:28 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: doorgunner69

So, pick up a dog at the shelter for about $80, let em out and then get $2400 compensation.

Not saying I’d do it but...


8 posted on 02/28/2013 11:20:05 AM PST by glorgau
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To: Jeff Chandler

Obviously an assault eagle. They should really ban them.


9 posted on 02/28/2013 11:20:38 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: JoeProBono
Do NOT post any more articles like this ...

If the commies EVER get a whiff of;

"Since the golden eagle that took Lilleman has protected status in Sweden, Widing was eligible for the sum under the same statues that allow farmers to receive compensation when livestock is killed or harmed by wild animals such as bear, wolf, lynx and wolverines."

We'd be more than more screwed.

Everyone and their gran'maw would be collectin' for snail darters and horney owls.

10 posted on 02/28/2013 11:22:54 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Obviously the eagle thought the dog would be sweet.


11 posted on 02/28/2013 11:23:36 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: JoeProBono

$2,490 for 6.6 lbs of dog... That’s $377/lb. Sweden’s taxpayers should just buy it genuine Kobe beef and save some money.


12 posted on 02/28/2013 11:23:49 AM PST by LibWhacker
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

13 posted on 02/28/2013 11:40:51 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: mbarker12474
We know people whose Yorkie was taken by a Mexican eagle in San Diego County!

All he left behind was a fuzzy head.

I never thought to have them file a claim for damages to livestock ~ ~ I'm sure they'll be happy to jump right on that one.

14 posted on 02/28/2013 11:47:39 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: JoeProBono

Allegedly when cruise ships arrive in Alaska, the bald eagles show up in the expectation that people who have brought small dogs will take them for walkies onshore.

The ships crew who are idle, know exactly what will happen, so they take bets on which little dogs will become lunch.

It is probably the officer of the watch who is the delegated grief counselor to mostly older women who have lost their snookums, and are hysterical.


15 posted on 02/28/2013 11:50:38 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

no they’re not, at least not the dozen or so I’ve encountered. Have you ever owned a black and tan coonhound?


16 posted on 02/28/2013 11:50:45 AM PST by Bulwyf
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To: Jeff Chandler

Yo quiero Taco Bell!


17 posted on 02/28/2013 11:50:53 AM PST by Clock King
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

All eagles would agree!


18 posted on 02/28/2013 11:55:19 AM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

19 posted on 02/28/2013 11:58:41 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono
La-Coo-Ca-Ra-Cha, La-Coo-Ca-Ra-Cha...

AWESOME graphic!

20 posted on 02/28/2013 12:06:19 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: JoeProBono
Dancing chihuahuas!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaYPWtNvJ-A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqfRNWPP4xg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJ4J-c1We-s

21 posted on 02/28/2013 12:21:55 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

22 posted on 02/28/2013 12:22:38 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

23 posted on 02/28/2013 12:28:00 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
Chihuahuas are the sweetest dogs on the planet.

Said the eagle while wiping his mouth...

24 posted on 02/28/2013 12:39:11 PM PST by pgkdan ( "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: mbarker12474

Didn’t you know? Taxpayers in any “modern” nation have to be financially responsible for the acts of Nature.


25 posted on 02/28/2013 12:41:24 PM PST by Teacher317 ('Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.)
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To: JoeProBono

Amazing video of Golden Eagles catching goats.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VklTs-Tid_I


26 posted on 02/28/2013 12:52:25 PM PST by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: Bon mots

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=CE0Q904gtMI


27 posted on 02/28/2013 1:00:18 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

We have a new litter of feral barn cats every year. Each year we find a some blood and one or two less kitties.
We have an active bald eagle population, multiple sightings per day are the rule.
I can say they prefer the remains from gutting deer to most anything.


28 posted on 02/28/2013 1:14:39 PM PST by Palio di Siena
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To: Jeff Chandler

I hate birds of prey.
i’d shoot them all if I could get away with it.


29 posted on 02/28/2013 1:18:51 PM PST by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
Cheewow-wows are sweet?

I'm surprised the eagle didn't lose some of his butt! One day that bird is gonna try snacking on an "assault" cheewow-wow who'll really give him the news!



30 posted on 02/28/2013 1:28:12 PM PST by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslymz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: JoeProBono
While devastated at the death of Lilleman, whom she only owned for a month, Widing nevertheless welcomed a decision by the Örebro County Administrative Board (Länsstyrelsen) to award her with 16,000 kronor ($2,490) as compensation for her pet's premature death.

Better hope Zero doesn't read this. Better make sure we have a good 2014!

31 posted on 02/28/2013 1:38:14 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: JoeProBono

She got paid for nature taking its course? That’s silly.


32 posted on 02/28/2013 1:50:23 PM PST by mtg
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To: patriot08
I hate birds of prey.

I love eagle liver with fava beans and a good Chianti, sluuuurrrp.

33 posted on 02/28/2013 2:02:47 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?)
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To: JoeProBono
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=CE0Q904gtMI

Fake: www.youtube.com/watch?v=guoJUqc_Jtc

34 posted on 02/28/2013 2:04:08 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: Palio di Siena

...Shotguns.
Did I hear someone talking about a shotgun?

...Yes, shotguns, they are quite useful
Joe…. Joe biden… Is that you?


35 posted on 02/28/2013 2:19:57 PM PST by Rage cat
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To: Jeff Chandler

36 posted on 02/28/2013 2:26:54 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono
"In some senses, I'm relieved to know what happened to him," Widing said. "I was so worried that he would have frozen to death. He only weighed three kilogrammes."

Oh, I don't know. I think I'd rather freeze to death than be....say....EATEN ALIVE !!! Same goes for my dog.

37 posted on 02/28/2013 2:33:17 PM PST by OB1kNOb (Liberty or tyranny. Pick one.)
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To: JoeProBono
Here's a picture of th perp.


38 posted on 02/28/2013 3:02:49 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
I beg your pardon? Chihuahuas are the sweetest dogs on the planet.

Not. Had one that used to live in the next condo years ago. Meanest little big-eared "rat dog" there ever was.

It was funny to see him try to mate my female Springer though. She kept looking at him as if to say, "What is your PROBLEM?"

39 posted on 02/28/2013 3:19:51 PM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: JoeProBono

Having a chihuahua in Norway sounds like animal abuse to me.


40 posted on 02/28/2013 6:19:29 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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41 posted on 02/28/2013 6:37:17 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono
a dancin' taco/chalupah...w/o the chilli peppers - on the wing.

42 posted on 02/28/2013 11:17:30 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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