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Old 01-19-2014, 12:35 AM
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I'm so sorry for your loss. I know how much I love my babies. Loosing one is heartbreaking.
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Old 01-19-2014, 01:50 AM
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Annie if SHTF I would want you as a neighbor...

Good hunting.
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Old 01-19-2014, 12:18 PM
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Annie if SHTF I would want you as a neighbor...

Good hunting.
I am in take no prisoners mode.

So far both we have gotten were males.
Neighborhood dogs have quietened down now.

Tk you for the kind words---if we depend on government departments to take care of us---ie:animal control etc etc,---think again.
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Old 01-20-2014, 12:30 AM
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Oh my! Oh Annie, I'm so sorry for your loss! What a horrible sight that must have been

Good for you and your son for taking care of business! I hope you get the third one tonight, Good Hunting to you.

And I agree with StockdaleDave

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Old 01-20-2014, 12:47 AM
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Oh my! Oh Annie, I'm so sorry for your loss! What a horrible sight that must have been

Good for you and your son for taking care of business! I hope you get the third one tonight, Good Hunting to you.

And I agree with StockdaleDave

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Thank you---btw its good to see you again.

Horrifying it was---Not being able to save him is giving me nightmares.
I had him since is was only a few days old.
His mother and 4 litter mated died.
He survived parvo when he was too young to vaccinate.

Son went to church tonite so he isnt coming over.
Too many 4 wheelers out---hog hunters.
Maybe they'll get the other one.
He seems to be wondering around on a deer/hog lease--this wont sat to well with them and the animal is suffering the elements and hunger.

ONCE feral they can seldom be reclaimed.
Seems cats and small dogs have been killed by them from what I am hearing.

THE KINDEST THING TO DO IS TAKE UNWANTED ANIMALS TO POUNDS OR SHELTERS.
WE HAVE GROUPS HERE THAT FOSTER/ADOPT CRITTERS UNTIL PERMANANT HOMES CAN BE FOUND.
I HAVE ADOPTED 3 AND FOSTERED MANY.

IF FOLKS CANT DO EITHER--DONATE MONEY/FOOD OR TIME--EVERY BIT IS SO APPRECIATED.
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Annie if SHTF I would want you as a neighbor...

Good hunting.
I wish for a neighbor with such a kind spirit as yours.
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Old 01-21-2014, 03:40 PM
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I'm very sorry to hear that Annie.

Owners who dump their animals probably oughta be "reunited" with them once the animals in question have reached the feral state.

I wish you luck Annie. Do good.
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Old 01-21-2014, 09:31 PM
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I'm very sorry to hear that Annie.

Owners who dump their animals probably oughta be "reunited" with them once the animals in question have reached the feral state.

I wish you luck Annie. Do good.
Tk you Rebel.

There's only one left--and I dont expect him to survive alone.
Neighborhood has been quiet for a couple of days and nites.
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Sorry to hear of your loss, but glad that revenge is almost done. Are you allowed to use rifles where you are? You can "reach out an touch them" at a greater distance with a rifle. Shotguns are the best up close.
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Sorry to hear of your loss, but glad that revenge is almost done. Are you allowed to use rifles where you are? You can "reach out an touch them" at a greater distance with a rifle. Shotguns are the best up close.
Yes we can use rifles-----my .20 ga. got the job done.Son had his 30-30.He got the second one.
Up close and personal.
We baited and waited.

I dont know about revenge but sometime you have to do something that goes against your grain.
I have 3 more very small ones---I have to put them in a holding type pet pen so they can do their business. I am terrified to let them out by themselves.
I wake up trying to grab MoMo---nightmares are very real.

These ferals charged through my gate before dawn when I let my early riser out.
As i understand we have 3 small dogs and 4 cats missing.

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Old 01-23-2014, 08:39 PM
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I dont know about revenge but sometime you have to do something that goes against your grain.
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Yes... Revenge can not be such a good thing... It can make it hard to look in a mirror....

However...... Taking care of business is quite another....
Chances of a feral animal like that getting caught and taken to a shelter are very slim... And many times the shelters have no other option than to put them down... The small percent of feral animals that do get in that situation do have the advantage of a no pain lethal injection... Most suffer a lot more grueling death than injection or being shot....

Sad, but the way things are... You just have to do the best with what you can, where you can....

Hogs can be a considerable danger to people also....
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Old 01-23-2014, 09:01 PM
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Hogs can be a considerable danger to people also....
Keep safe...
Are there any states left that don't consider hogs a pest animal?
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In Texas they are considered 4 legged fire ants. I butchered 4 last weekend. Mmmmm tasty.
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Old 01-24-2014, 11:38 AM
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Are there any states left that don't consider hogs a pest animal?
I dont think so.
They breed often and have large litters.
Ranchers have alot of money riding on their herds and grasslands.
They dig up pastures here and cows are really dumb--they break their legs when they step in them.

I did read an article a few years back--where they were considered desirable as they areate the soil?

An old male hog will kill you---body shot are useless--armour plated--head shot are the go to spot.
They kill hog hunters' dogs many times--its cold enough for the meat to keep now and I hear them shooting even in our ICE storm.
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In Texas they are considered 4 legged fire ants. I butchered 4 last weekend. Mmmmm tasty.
Wait... the fire ants or the hogs?

Hog is tasty indeed! When I was in school a classmate brought in a hog that had been digging up his land (A quick shot with his .30-30 corrected that issue). A lot of folks hadn't seen/eaten one before and were quite impressed at the ribs.
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Yep the ribs, shoulders, back straps and hams are great when grilled. The fire ants..not so much.
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Yep the ribs, shoulders, back straps and hams are great when grilled. The fire ants..not so much.
What you haven't had chocolate covered ants?
For shame!!!!
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Well its done.
The final dog was run out of the woods this afternoon and got hit by a logging truck.
They are redoing pipelines and evidently he got spooked.

No I hate animal being hit by a vehicle.
And I lay all this out at the feet of whom ever dumped him and his siblings out.

He was the biggest---man down the road lost his geese 2 weeks ago.
And he was near tears---he had had them since they were babies.

I heard his donkey braying and fussing---he couldnt guard them all,bless his heart.

As sad as it is--our threat is over for the moment.
(BTW--the logger did move the dog aside and said he's bury him on his next run.)
Sad Sad Sad.

Stupid humans-----
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If it was a normally domestic dog that was turned out to turn feral or cause problems that is too bad....

Yes..... Definitely dumb humans... If it turns out there is a chip in any of these type animals there should be damages and a fine go to someone...

Responsibility is the name of the action that is needed...

Too bad the animal had to pay that price, but the actions of someone is to blame for the animals and every ones loss that it came in contact with...

Glad your current ordeal is over.... Problem is, many areas where there are pets abandon, usually suffer this kind of thing over and over....

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I hurts when you lose those fur friends that you have become attached to.
Glad you got the villains Annie.

Not all dogs go feral when left to fend for themselves.
We adopted an older pup once and he kept digging in the trash even after being well fed. He was friendly with everyone.
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