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12-14-2012 07:11 PM
Sunflowers
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Originally Posted by Kyleigh View Post
EEEK ... yeah, one of the reasons I'm glad I live in suburbia ... don't run into much wildlife on my 5 am jaunts!

Glad you're ok ...
I lived in suburbia and we had a whole herd of deer run through our backyard.
You should have heard Hans
12-14-2012 06:43 PM
Jag Makes me glad that we don't live where there's bound to be that type of wildlife! Maybe Bear didn't see the buck being as much of a threat as the coyotes? I'd have found his backward glances very unnerving! I've learned to trust my shepherds, and I'd have also thought we were being followed!
12-14-2012 06:00 PM
Carriesue That's a bit unnerving! Isn't it rutting season for the bucks? If so then I'd be REAL careful with them!

I'd be really worried about bears but I envy a quiet walk with just me and my dogs, can't go anywhere here without there being a lot of people and cars. :/
12-14-2012 12:37 PM
Bear GSD
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Originally Posted by TimberGSD2 View Post
I live in the country and now that the sun is only out for 2 hours a day my nightly runs are in the dark. We do have coyotes around here but I think my imagination is the worst thing I have to deal with. Oh and the cars that go 90 mph down the back country roads.

I think the buck would have scared me more. They are known to attack. Can you carry bear spray or something with you?
I know, I thought that about the buck, but I think Bear was a deterrant. Ironically I did get some Bear spray after our encounter with the Bear recently, but of course at 6:00 am, I forgot to bring it with me.
12-14-2012 12:37 PM
arby665 YIKES! We have a lot of coyotes in our area and we never had any problems with them at all. We used to only have an electric fence for our dogs. One night our dog came tearing back to the house with 2 coyotes on her tail. They were so close to getting her that she actually had coyote slobber on her hind end. This is the one and only time this happened and the only time we ever saw more than one at a time. It was scary that's for sure.
12-14-2012 12:32 PM
TimberGSD2 I live in the country and now that the sun is only out for 2 hours a day my nightly runs are in the dark. We do have coyotes around here but I think my imagination is the worst thing I have to deal with. Oh and the cars that go 90 mph down the back country roads.

I think the buck would have scared me more. They are known to attack. Can you carry bear spray or something with you?
12-14-2012 11:29 AM
Kayos and Havoc We walk in the dark too as I leave for work at 6:30 AM. The worst we deal with is cats and lose dogs.
12-14-2012 11:26 AM
Cheerful1 I've also wondered why Joey barks at some things/people, but not others.
12-14-2012 11:16 AM
Bear GSD
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I totally hear you, I am also up and out at the crack of dawn. I've been waiting longer to go out but then I start running late for work. I don't have bears or coyote's but since it is hunting season I have to be aware of that. Over the years I've heard of the lone jogger or something getting attached by a pyscho or such, glad I always have a dog or 3 with me. I've just started heading back into the trails so I don't have to worry about a car or truck hitting us.
What about a loud sound to scare off anything out there?
Kiya, as soon as I saw the coyotes I started stomping my feet and they couldn't miss Bear's threatning bark. They pretty much took off. I wasn't really all that worried, but it did bother me that Bear kept looking over his shoulder.

What I really find interesting is that he barked at the coyotes (or the sound and smell of them) but when we encountered the buck and previously the bear, he did not bark but his hackles did go up.

I'm wondering what his reasonings are for being discriminite in whether he will bark or not. I just find it very curious.
12-14-2012 11:03 AM
kiya I totally hear you, I am also up and out at the crack of dawn. I've been waiting longer to go out but then I start running late for work. I don't have bears or coyote's but since it is hunting season I have to be aware of that. Over the years I've heard of the lone jogger or something getting attached by a pyscho or such, glad I always have a dog or 3 with me. I've just started heading back into the trails so I don't have to worry about a car or truck hitting us.
What about a loud sound to scare off anything out there?
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