Some of you folks may be wondering what happened to my GSD Scooter.
I went out with the coon hunter with his dog and after only 4.5 hours, his
dog picked up my dogs trail and we followed it through some rough terrain down to a road where the dog sat down and after he retraced once more the dog sat down again. His dog sat down because the edge of the road was where the trail ends, and he believes is where my dog was picked up or got into a vehicle and drove away.
On top of this, we found mountain lion tracks and where the lion has been sleeping; this thing weighs about 180lbs. and that made me think we were going to find my dogs remains, but the man said No, that is not what happened. I wont go into the details...
I also learned that Lancaster the bulldog friend of Scooter went missing along with 3 other dogs and they have been gone 4 days, BUT, yesterday Lancaster and one of the missing 3 dogs came back home without a scratch.
So, the hunter concluded that someone probably has the 2 missing dogs and my dog Scooter.
He wants to keep Scooters bed and begin scanning vehicles in the parking lot of the local grocery store. I thought that was a great idea and he is the type of guy that won't give up. He didn't want me to pay him since we were only out a half-day and he wanted some kind of closure for me and his curiosity.
He is concerned about the mountain lion and is talking to other hunters about putting up lots of game cameras in the area; 46 calves were lost this spring and farmers blamed coyotes, but now we think its from maybe more than one mountain lion.
That's all for now...