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I just got home and took the doods out for their potty time. There were numerous birds in the back yard. I look over and there's Miko with an adult male Robin in her mouth!! :shock: Do you think drop it would work....noooooooooooo!! :twisted: Finally, she did drop it after 5 minutes of "chase me" in the back yard. I got the poor old thing....still alive, but a little terrified to say the least! :shock: I gently put him through the fence and after a few minutes, he flew off. Thank God for "soft" mouths or I would have had to figure out a way to euthanize it. Miko had a mouth full of feathers and a grin from ear to ear. Jonah is soooooo jealous he keeps trying to dig under the fence where I put the bird through.

Anyone else have an experience like this??
 

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Hah! Raleigh brought me a dead finch last week, and did drop it when I told him...shocking huh? :shock: :shock: ...I'm glad he dropped it, because I didn't know how long it had been dead...yuck...he does a flying leap off the deck when he see's Robins on the ground, but has never caught one...he's more interested in ripping the tomatoes off the vines just on the other side of the fence...somehow he manages to get his snout or paw thru to grab one!! :shock:

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OMG Gene how did Miko catch that bird?? Dexter tries so hard to catch birds/rabbits/squirrels, but to no avail.

Glad the bird was ok. Did you really think drop it would work?? :)
 

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wow MIKO!!!! and good girl for not hurting that bird :D

Max used to love to stalk and WOOF at a Robin and her nest :roll:
Neither doodle have chased birds yet...just butterflies and moths. And Luckily they ignore our neighbor's cat that stalks them from our property line
 

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I have a similar story...my husband (before he met me and our dogs) did everything he could to "lure" all of the beautiful gold finches away from the neighbors. It worked, we had the most wonderful time watching and listening to the gorgeous creatures that lined our apple tree limbs.
One day, Lexie came into the house, wagging her tail, with two little dangling (and wiggling) legs hanging from her mouth! My husband, in sincere shock and fear was dumb-struck...as Lexie walked over to her bed on the living room floor, opened her mouth and let the dazed birdie out. She just wanted to watch it! It was so funny...there was a slobbery, but healthy bird, staggering around on Lexie's bed...Dave grabbed a towell and gently placed it over the bird, taking it outside and setting it on a branch. Soon it regained its wits and flew away too.
We said the same thing...thank goodness for their soft mouths!
 

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zoey never got any but they lyk 2 tease her by swopin by her head and flying away. one day they we playin in the trees and one fell out and i dove after it and zoey :shock: went after it luckily it got up first but when i got up i had mud all over my wite clothes :oops:
 

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Still, 3 hours later, Jonah is still trying to get to the other side of the fence where I set the bird free! I had to pile 4 large rocks in front of the space to keep him from digging under! I hope he forgets this by tomorrow, or if they are in the yard, so there shall I be!! :wink:
 

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Wow Miko
That is a great story, good girl for being so gentle
My Mom sais I have no prey drive and she is happy because of the cats.
When we were on holiday I was swimming next to ducks and the
people watching were very surprised that I did not chase them.
I can walk beside squirrells and I just want to give them a kiss but they run away from me. :cry: A crow once flew at my head and made my Mom mad so the next time we saw one Mom said I could go get it but I was a little scared of them(do not tell anyone that Miko:oops: )

Jonah if you ever do catch a bird be very gentle Buddy, but then you are
gentle so the bird will come to no harm.


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GENE I think Jonah's ego has been hurt :wink: MIKO let him know Girls rule and boys drool hahhahaa
 

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not a dood, but our vizsla constantly brings us animals.. but most are dead, even though he is a "soft" mouthed breed.. we think they die from shock. he's brought us a few chipmunks, a squirrel, two birds, mice, voles, moles, snakes.. well, the snakes weren't dead.. they actually had bitten Baron! well he has brought us an assortment of things, but usually brings them to us to show off a bit.. once he wouldn't give us a mouse and ate it :( he is a hunting breed but he was never trained to hunt! it's quite disgusting frankly.
 

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Miko, you're always full of surprises! Good girl for letting the birdie live.

So far the only thing Dexter hunts is bugs. But it's going to be interesting in the new house. I found evidence of mice, and my cats are crazed mouse murderers. I wonder if they'll teach Dex to help them hunt? He's always right under their noses when they're stalking a bug.
 

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Miko ... you are a source of wonder and amazement. Such a smart girl!
Jonah ... don't fret, your talent lies at in door decorating with fluff!
Ebbe hasn't shown an interest in catching ... she's rather deafen them with her big girl bark.
But about ten years ago, my then young and spry cat -Scully- walked up to me in the yard meowing away. At first I didn't know what was in her mouth. A stuffed animal? Then it moved, I yelled "Drop It!" and one of the biggest blue jays I'd ever seen flew away.
 

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my squirell hunter was showing us something last night. I couldnt figure it out. It went down the fence and up a tree - it seemed to kinda look like a cat but kinda like a koala bear (my dh says I have too much imagination) but anyway I saw its back and it seemed to have a white stripe so I immediately said eeeeek skunk, but dh is convinced it wasnt and that skunks arent tree climbers anyway. I googled skunk and the actually have two stripes and this thing didnt look like that.

any ideas from you northern people??? dh says maybe badger I was thinking wolverine cause we ware in michigan now! but I cant see a picture that looks like what we saw :)
 

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Archie has that hunter instinct---Chester could careless. Archie is the reason I have my daughter chasing bunnies now. He also goes on full alert when he see birds. He hasn't caught any yet---I keep asking him what he intends to do with one in the event he does catch one but he hasn't answered yet. But his ability to stalk and catch---insects, remote controls, socks, books and water bottles is uncanny.
 

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The last time we went camping Dante and his Golden Retriever buddies managed to find a nest of baby bunnies. I think Dante thought it was a neat new squeaky toy but did drop it when I told him to - the bunny looked okay but didn't make it - nor did the two the retrievers found.
Very sad and a hard lesson for my two young kids to learn but I had to remind him that he is, after all, a dog and he does have natural instincts.

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Both my dogs are hunters--and funny, as I was reading this, my son just yelled into the house "I found another mole!" We think it is our little dachsund mix that gets the moles, but Fred has caught bunnies (all of them) and mice, and he does not have a soft mouth. He got four bunnies in one week last year, which was very sad. There are still a lot of rabbits in our neighborhood, but they have learned to not come into our yard. Also, very unfortunate, they both love to roll in dead things, so I guess it is a dog thing.
 

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Badgers don't climb trees, so I doubt it was that. How large was the animal? The only climbing animal I can think of is a chipmunk, which is like a small brown striped squirrel. Or a racoon, but their stripes are black on brown.
 

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oh man! maybe a possum, cause it was cat like but I thought it had a bushy tail. the marmaset looks a little like it to, but whatthe heck is that - do they live here??? I guess I wll sit out every evening looking for it again! at least dh was there so I know I am not losing my mind completely!
 
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