With all the bad news about pet snakes...

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  1. DerAdlerIstGelandet

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    With all the bad news about pet snakes...

    Dog drags newborn from family home in Kentucky - San Jose Mercury News
     
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    Thats a real dumb dog.:lol:
     
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    Sounds to me like a real SMART dog. How did he get into the crib, I wonder?
     
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    That's pretty scary. I would find a new home for that animal if it were mine. It certainly would not be allowed back in my home after something like that.
     
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    Maybe the poor mutt had just sat thru a viewing of "Austin Powers", and decided that he'd like to try the 'other other white meat'...

    JL
     
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    #6 Colin1, Jul 21, 2009
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    Pointing the finger at dogs
    or pointing the finger away from snakes?

    With multiple punctures and bruises inflicted on the child, the dog's clearly got a serious behavioural problem, I've no idea what its fate is going to be. What does quarantine mean in the US, that it's suspected of carrying a serious disease eg rabies? Or just a sort of dog prison cell until they decide what to do with it?

    It means some dogs are dangerous, it doesn't make 12ft Burmese Pythons less dangerous (or 13ft ones, if you fancy a crack at 'gators for the top of the food chain title).
     
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    I'd take the dog out back and shoot it! There is no need for a dog that almost killed your kid.
     
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    Amen to that!
     
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    Probably jealous' of the new arrival in the household. Still, it's not good, and the animal would have been destroyed in the UK with immediate effect.
     
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    How big is the dog?
     
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    #11 Dark Matter, Jul 21, 2009
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    Doughboy, I wouldn't touch it.

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    I'm amazed the ignorant media hasn't called it a pit bull attack yet.
     
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    I wouldn't be scared to touch it with a gun in my hands....
     
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    Then what?

    Its 55-120 pounds.
     
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    Colin,

    Yes, quarantine is to ensure that the dog doesn't have Rabies. Then I suspect that it will be destroyed.
     
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    Then you bury it.
     
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    :idea: What if someone took the baby and the dog was trying to rescue it?
     
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    Wouldnt matter if the dog is 5 pounds or 200 pounds, I bet a bullet would put a end to all the problems. Im with doughboy, put a bullet in it.
     
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    Think about it....The dog was there first and then comes this little noise maker that steals all the attention, and the dog didnt know any better.

    I wouldnt shoot the dog.
     
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    #20 Colin1, Jul 21, 2009
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    I'm not sure that's typical canine behaviour
    though I stress I'm no animal behaviourist, family dogs tend to recognise human offspring as important, if young members of the pack, something else for them to keep an eye on; the quality that humans mostly value in dogs is their unwavering loyalty.

    Sibling rivalry on the other hand, is something that doesn't appreciate the attention being diverted.

    I don't think there's any room for ambiguity here, the owner saw the dog with the child and had to run after him, the child was badly wounded and I don't think a pathological investigation is going to reveal the teeth marks of an animal other than the dog's.

    If that's a pic of the dog further back in the thread, it looks more like a wolf to me.
     
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