Skip to comments.Sitka newcomer watches helplessly as bear devours dog
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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Must’ve been a big chihuahua (from the pug) to make a meal.
STUPID STUPID STUPID!
A Chinese-Mexican fusion appetizer for the brown bear.
Time for a bigger dog...
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
Granpappy always told me, “Son, it’s a bear eat Chihuahua-pug mix world out there....”
Where is PETA on this? Or do they play favorites?
Are they just stupid or what? Why am I asking questions about PETA?
They really should have chosen another pic. Kind of creates sympathy for the bear.
Must have been a dyslexic bear, thought it was "Taco".
Betcha that Internet cat could take him.
Never trust a bear.
I could take him.
Hmmm Dog, food. Around here it’s the owls
that eat those little dogs. Owners fault.
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.
Welcome to the middle of the food chain, Paula!
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.
Bears gotta eat.
What, no gun and living in the Alaskan wild? Perhaps they will wise up eventually.
Don’t get a dog that’s a glorified cat.
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. //
Chihuahua taco good, with refried and guacamole. Messican meal, yum yum!
A Paco Taco Eh!
You beat me to it.
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.
Dont bring a chihuahua-pug mix to a bear fight.
Vietnamese bear having a bit of thit cho?
At least it wasn’t Chay Chay Rodrigueez.
I wonder how many guns they had on hand yesterday?
I wonder how many they have on hand today...
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.
Our neighbor’s Chihuahua was attacked by an alley cat... of course the cat won that one.
That dog was never the same...
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.
I understand the problem. They thought they were there to watch the whales. Bears don't watch whales, they watch chihuahuas.
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...
If a bear didn’t get that little bitty “dog”, the Eagles would have.
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...
Time for a big gun!
Bald eagles are big birds.
Golden eagles make bald eagles look like small birds.
You see a chihuahua-pug.
Smokey sees a noisy, feisty snack.
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.
Where’s the beef?
So? You wanted an adventure? You got one.
Paula Myers never imagined
well now you know...
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