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Felix my Schip is a devil dog. He is a bad influence on the other dogs. He was mauling a squirrel today and trying to get Rocky to join in, which he did until I noticed what they were doing and yelled at them to stop. Rocky didn't stop at first but then he did.

Poor squirrel climbed up the tree and hung limply on a branch with his mauled leg bleeding. I coaxed him down or scared him down and got him into a carrier and took him to a wildlife rehabber 30 mins. away. I talked to him the whole time in the car to keep him from going into shock. Every time we went over a bump, I said "Here's a bump, BUMP!" until he started looking up at me every time.

I'd tap the carrier and say 'you still alive?' and he'd blink at me, while I'm going like 70mph. He hung in there and got there alive. I hope he'll be ok. I made a $100 donation to the clinic. I could tell he'd been mauled before and survived because he had a swelling on his leg.

I guess Rocky is not too highly predatorial or he wouldn't have stopped mauling him?

That Schip though, he's just a demon dog. Yet inside, he walks right past the guinea pigs like they aren't there.

I hope the little squirrely dude pulls through. He seemed like a real trooper. Oh I miss my collies. They would never have done that. GSDs are herding group too but I don't see an ounce of herding instinct in mine. They're just like big polar bears, wanton carnivores.
 

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I wish I could feel sorry for the squirrel. IMO they are rats with fuzzy tails - they have literally destroyed the contents of the attic over our kitchen and dining room (including chewing electrical wires). Our GSDs are not too good at squirrel hunting but Vera & Farley, our feline contingent, have killed four of them so far this spring.
 

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My Emma is IMO just about the perfect GSD girl....so sweet and trustworthy, great with everyone, obedient, beautiful, was a great mom.....one flaw
She kills small animals....

Emma has a heightened prey drive that is just revved up by small critters. Emma has accidentally killed (I say accidentally because it was not with malice but was her being too rough with her investigating) 2 kittens, 1 groundhog, 1 rat (pet rat) and a parakeet (ripped the cage open to get it out :() We are just vigilant now with her as we have 2 rats and 3 birds in the house (one a Parrotlet) I try not to blame her for being a dog and doing what dogs do...sometimes it is hard and you can be so angry at them but, in the end they are dogs....

Sorry you had to deal with that today but kudos to you for doing what you did for the little guy, well done!

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You drove 70 mph on public roads?
 

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That was a good thing you did for the poor squirrel. Even though they are little rats with fuzzy tails, I hope he makes it.
 

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Schips are rodent killers-it's what they do.


My Schip mix will never be off lead EVER because he is always looking for something to get into.

In the fenced yard he is just praying for the day a squirrel falls from a tree. He and Ilsa found a rabbit one day and I believe that whatever his mix is (I think GSD) was the breed that let that thing go when I yelled leave it.

I hope your squirrel is okay.

Our local park director just told us a story yesterday of two horse rescue people he was taking on a tour of his park. They saw a snake squeezing a chipmunk and ran over to save it. The snake let it go and they did CPR on the chipmunk-and it lived!
 

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Originally Posted By: JeanKBBMMMAANSchips are rodent killers-it's what they do.


My Schip mix will never be off lead EVER because he is always looking for something to get into.

In the fenced yard he is just praying for the day a squirrel falls from a tree. He and Ilsa found a rabbit one day and I believe that whatever his mix is (I think GSD) was the breed that let that thing go when I yelled leave it.

I hope your squirrel is okay.

Our local park director just told us a story yesterday of two horse rescue people he was taking on a tour of his park. They saw a snake squeezing a chipmunk and ran over to save it. The snake let it go and they did CPR on the chipmunk-and it lived!
Sorry, but I would never take a chipmunk or any other animal from a wild snake! How is the snake supposed to eat? What is the purpose of that? Are these people vegans who eat no live foods whatsoever? This really strikes me as ridiculous. It's one thing to save an animal from your domesticated animal but quite another to interrupt a natural food chain. This is just the sort of thing that humans should NOT be doing.
 

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Originally Posted By: ninharThat was a good thing you did for the poor squirrel. Even though they are little rats with fuzzy tails, I hope he makes it.
Thanks. I hope so too. I called and they said it doesn't look like he's going to make it through the day but they're giving him the benefit of the doubt. I'll check on him again tomorrow. I think they'll find he's a tough guy. At least I know he's on pain meds and not too uncomfortable.

We practically know all our squirrels by sight, they all look a little different and I've helped some of them out of some scrapes before and this guy had been mauled by Felix the Evil Schipperke and survived before. So he'll probably surprise them at the vet clinic.

I love squirrels, they are one of my favorite animals. We got this squirrel-proof bird feeder but they figured out they can leap onto the top of it from the roof. LOL.

Of course, they did piss me off this winter when they're all scarfing down acorns in our backyard and even throwing shells at the window to taunt the dogs. Jessie broke five windows because of this. The windows still had the screens on them though so she didn't get hurt thank goodness.

I wonder if Rocky will do something like this again. He clearly was taking cues from the ringleader, Felix, who is the alpha, but Rocky also clearly saw that I was very angry and did stop when I told him to and seemed remorseful but confused.
 

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I am betting they could be vegans. They are very sweet people-I met them once and could totally see that happening. I don't think they were thinking of the snake at the time.

Eh, the people on the bus tour I was on enjoyed the story. The park director was very understanding and is still going to let them do a fundraiser-even though they don't want to see the circle of life actually happen in front of them.
 

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Originally Posted By: BowWowMeowThey saw a snake squeezing a chipmunk and ran over to save it. The snake let it go and they did CPR on the chipmunk-and it lived!

That should be in the New Level of Stupid thread.
 

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Well I'm a huge animal lover (duh!) but I try to keep my perspective. I don't like to watch stuff like that but we do have a very delicate ecosystem and the less we can do to disrupt it, the better.

Btw, I have to turn away on those wild animal shows where the lions are ripping into the flesh of some other animal.
 

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Who the heck would want to do CPR on a chipmunk?

Beside the fact if you blow to hard he might blow up, thats just..ewww.

I mean I like the little buggers, but I sure dont wanna make out with one.
 

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I don't know-stupid? It wasn't a rattler at least! Maybe they are burned out from spending all their money and time on saving other peoples' horses and snapped, resulting in a hungry (in a State Park-with a bajillion other chipmunks-I am thinking he will find another meal) snake and the new messiah of the local chipmunk religion.

Dolch-she didn't actually do mouth to nose, I guess, it was breathing in to the nostrils but not clamped over.
 

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Originally Posted By: JeanKBBMMMAANI don't know-stupid? It wasn't a rattler at least! Maybe they are burned out from spending all their money and time on saving other peoples' horses and snapped, resulting in a hungry (in a State Park-with a bajillion other chipmunks-I am thinking he will find another meal) snake and the new messiah of the local chipmunk religion.

Dolch-she didn't actually do mouth to nose, I guess, it was breathing in to the nostrils but not clamped over.
AH...ok

Sorry, but I just pictured someone doing mouth to mouth (or nose) and blowing to hard and then a loud *POP* afterwards.....

(we've been watching tom and jerry cartoons lol)
 

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Quote:Sorry, but I just pictured someone doing mouth to mouth (or nose) and blowing to hard and then a loud *POP* afterwards.....
That is just downright sick......EWWWWWW!
 

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Quote:Sorry, but I just pictured someone doing mouth to mouth (or nose) and blowing to hard and then a loud *POP* afterwards.....
That is just downright sick......EWWWWWW!
I said that we had been watching tom and jerry cartoons.

If it makes it any better I was picturing it as a cartoon and not actually real..lol
 

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Well they had to euthanize my little squirrel friend.

So I guess Felix can put another notch wherever he keeps track of all his kills.
 

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awwww, poor thing.

Well, at least he gave a He-- of a fight. Got to admire the spunk in little guys.
 
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