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Sitka newcomer watches helplessly as bear devours dog
The Anchorage Daily News ^ | May 14, 2014 | LAUREL ANDREWS

Posted on 05/15/2014 11:11:07 AM PDT by skeptoid

Paco, a 2-year-old Chihuahua-pug mix, was killed and eaten by a brown bear as Sitka resident Paula Myers watched in horror just a few feet away on Monday. Paula Myers never imagined that her first bear encounter would occur just a few feet from her Sitka home, and that her dog, 2-year-old Chihuahua-pug mix Paco, would be killed and consumed by a brown bear right in front of her eyes. Myers and her husband, Brad Langdorf, moved to Sitka in January to work at Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium. Coming to Alaska was a new adventure for the couple, Myers said. "I had not seen a bear yet," Myers said Wednesday. "I had no idea it would be 5 feet from my house, eating my dog."

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TOPICS: Local News; Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: alaska; brownbear; cityslickers; doggieping; exdoggieping; flatlandersbeware; sitka
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Paco's pic at link
1 posted on 05/15/2014 11:11:07 AM PDT by skeptoid
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To: skeptoid

Must’ve been a big chihuahua (from the pug) to make a meal.


2 posted on 05/15/2014 11:13:15 AM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: skeptoid

STUPID STUPID STUPID!


3 posted on 05/15/2014 11:13:28 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: skeptoid

A Chinese-Mexican fusion appetizer for the brown bear.


4 posted on 05/15/2014 11:13:47 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade (The people have the right to tell government what guns it may possess, not the other way around.)
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To: lepton

Paco taco.


5 posted on 05/15/2014 11:14:32 AM PDT by AU72
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To: skeptoid

Time for a bigger dog...


6 posted on 05/15/2014 11:15:19 AM PDT by bayliving
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To: skeptoid
In Alaska, a large calibre rifle is always a good thing to have handy. Bears do tend to show up unexpectedly and when they do bad things can happen to the unprepared.

Paco's family should consider themselves lucky that only Paco was on the menu and that he was not just the appetizer for two legged banquet

7 posted on 05/15/2014 11:16:07 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: skeptoid
I watched an eagle snatch a chihuahua up in Ketchican. You shouldn't allow small pets to run free where the wild is so close. ;)

/johnny

8 posted on 05/15/2014 11:17:08 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: skeptoid

Granpappy always told me, “Son, it’s a bear eat Chihuahua-pug mix world out there....”


9 posted on 05/15/2014 11:17:13 AM PDT by apillar
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To: skeptoid

Where is PETA on this? Or do they play favorites?
Are they just stupid or what? Why am I asking questions about PETA?


10 posted on 05/15/2014 11:18:35 AM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: skeptoid; Jeremiah Jr
Paco's pic at link

They really should have chosen another pic. Kind of creates sympathy for the bear.

Must have been a dyslexic bear, thought it was "Taco".

11 posted on 05/15/2014 11:18:49 AM PDT by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: skeptoid

Betcha that Internet cat could take him.


12 posted on 05/15/2014 11:19:49 AM PDT by McGruff (#BringBackOurJobs)
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To: skeptoid

Never trust a bear.


13 posted on 05/15/2014 11:21:32 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: skeptoid

I could take him.

14 posted on 05/15/2014 11:23:02 AM PDT by McGruff (#BringBackOurJobs)
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To: skeptoid

Hmmm Dog, food. Around here it’s the owls
that eat those little dogs. Owners fault.


15 posted on 05/15/2014 11:23:14 AM PDT by Slambat
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To: US Navy Vet

Yep, stupid! We are in South Dakota, pets can not just be let out here, let alone Alaska. People this dumb should not have a dog. God help them if they have a child.


16 posted on 05/15/2014 11:26:29 AM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: Ezekiel


They need an IRISH WOLFHOUND. The bear will do a 180 in a hurry.
17 posted on 05/15/2014 11:27:50 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: skeptoid

Welcome to the middle of the food chain, Paula!


18 posted on 05/15/2014 11:28:09 AM PDT by null and void (When was the last time you heard anyone say: "It's a free country"?)
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To: skeptoid
Bear:"Ok!..so much, for hor'dors/snack..where's the real meal?" *burp!*

19 posted on 05/15/2014 11:32:48 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? :-)
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To: skeptoid

Then she didn’t do her research. I was offered and almost accepted a job in Juneau. I researched the hell out of everything I could find. In that research was a weekly LEO bear report. Sightings, trash, etc.. Also, they had rules on trash cans for the area to help prevent attracting bears.


20 posted on 05/15/2014 11:40:47 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
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To: skeptoid

Bears gotta eat.


21 posted on 05/15/2014 11:41:13 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: skeptoid

What, no gun and living in the Alaskan wild? Perhaps they will wise up eventually.


22 posted on 05/15/2014 11:41:38 AM PDT by soycd
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To: null and void
the "rat-dog" looked tiny, no wonder the bear sniffed and said, "Chipmunk".

23 posted on 05/15/2014 11:44:13 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? :-)
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To: skeptoid

Don’t get a dog that’s a glorified cat.


24 posted on 05/15/2014 11:44:18 AM PDT by strider44
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To: McGruff; Above My Pay Grade

Aw! good use of the hero-cat photo, that’s just what it’s thinking! “NEXT!”

Rofl #4: // A Chinese-Mexican fusion appetizer for the brown bear. //


25 posted on 05/15/2014 11:49:01 AM PDT by cyn (Benghazi)
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To: skeptoid

Chihuahua taco good, with refried and guacamole. Messican meal, yum yum!


26 posted on 05/15/2014 11:53:37 AM PDT by imardmd1 (Fiat Lux)
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To: skeptoid

A Paco Taco Eh!


27 posted on 05/15/2014 11:53:53 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: AU72

You beat me to it.


28 posted on 05/15/2014 11:54:22 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: JRandomFreeper

A few years back, a golden eagle spiraled down to snatch up my 20-odd pound Portuguese Podengo Medio.

It did not care that I and 6 other big dogs were in the yard with her.

I have never run so fast in my life.

I shrieked what was apparently a universal distress scream which made Gypsy flatten herself to the ground.

I ran by and scooped her up just in time to have the eagle’s wings whap my in the back of the head.

It flew up and started another spiral downward.

I screamed for the dogs who had already started running for the back door, which we all barreled through as a mob.

The damned eagle was still circling the yard after we got inside.

[this happened prior to the arrival of the Dobes]

It was the last time I let them out without having firepower on hand.

And now, we have bears, too.

So I upped the odds.


29 posted on 05/15/2014 11:58:03 AM PDT by Salamander (Black Ace Dog Handler)
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To: skeptoid
"You mean the bear ate a 'Chi-hoo-ah-hoo-ah'?"


30 posted on 05/15/2014 11:58:03 AM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: skeptoid

Dont bring a chihuahua-pug mix to a bear fight.


31 posted on 05/15/2014 11:58:15 AM PDT by SIDENET
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To: kanawa

Ping


32 posted on 05/15/2014 11:58:36 AM PDT by Salamander (Black Ace Dog Handler)
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To: skeptoid

Vietnamese bear having a bit of thit cho?


33 posted on 05/15/2014 11:59:06 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: SparkyBass

At least it wasn’t Chay Chay Rodrigueez.


34 posted on 05/15/2014 11:59:22 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: skeptoid

I wonder how many guns they had on hand yesterday?

I wonder how many they have on hand today...


35 posted on 05/15/2014 12:01:59 PM PDT by moovova
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To: soycd

I researched what kind of gun to carry when hiking in Alaska. The closest thing to useful I owned was a 12 gauge shot gun if I mail ordered special slugs.

I decided to limit my hiking to the lower 48.


36 posted on 05/15/2014 12:03:59 PM PDT by dangerdoc
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To: McGruff

Our neighbor’s Chihuahua was attacked by an alley cat... of course the cat won that one.

That dog was never the same...


37 posted on 05/15/2014 12:06:47 PM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: skeptoid

I’m in Pittsburgh and a few years ago we had a Yorkie Terrier snatched out of a yard and carried away by a hawk.


38 posted on 05/15/2014 12:10:15 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: skeptoid
Coming to Alaska was a new adventure for the couple,

I understand the problem. They thought they were there to watch the whales. Bears don't watch whales, they watch chihuahuas.

39 posted on 05/15/2014 12:12:16 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: skeptoid

Who moves to bear country and lets their Chihuahua walk around without a leash or behind a fence? There is a reason all those Huskies and Malamutes are decent sized dogs. I don’t live in Alaska, but two of my there cats are bigger than a Chihuahua...


40 posted on 05/15/2014 12:13:27 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: dfwgator

If a bear didn’t get that little bitty “dog”, the Eagles would have.


41 posted on 05/15/2014 12:18:00 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: Buckeye McFrog

That happens out here sometimes, too-small dogs and small cats are best kept indoors-Red tailed hawks and those grayish ones get pretty big, and they live in the trees right on the other side of the fence, and the owls come out at dusk...


42 posted on 05/15/2014 12:18:06 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: bayliving
Time for a bigger dog

Time for a big gun!

43 posted on 05/15/2014 12:21:45 PM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: Salamander
A few years back, a golden eagle spiraled down to snatch up my 20-odd pound Portuguese Podengo Medio.

Bald eagles are big birds.

Golden eagles make bald eagles look like small birds.

44 posted on 05/15/2014 12:25:30 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: skeptoid

You see a chihuahua-pug.

Smokey sees a noisy, feisty snack.


45 posted on 05/15/2014 12:29:50 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?)...R.I.P.)
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To: skeptoid

http://mtd.com/tasty/


46 posted on 05/15/2014 12:41:56 PM PDT by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: Slambat

Here in Connecticut, the problem is coyotes, hawks and owls.

A coyote attacked my neigbor’s dog last month. Not a small dog either, I think it is a lab.

The dog lived, but is traumatized.


47 posted on 05/15/2014 12:45:56 PM PDT by kidd
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To: skeptoid

Where’s the beef?


48 posted on 05/15/2014 12:47:38 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: skeptoid
Coming to Alaska was a new adventure for the couple, Myers said.

So? You wanted an adventure? You got one.

49 posted on 05/15/2014 12:52:56 PM PDT by pabianice (LINE)
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To: skeptoid

Paula Myers never imagined
___________________________________

well now you know...


50 posted on 05/15/2014 12:54:33 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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