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(Courier Mail)   Sure, you say you love your dog. But would you get locked into an epic tug-of-war with an eagle to protect it?   (couriermail.com.au) divider line 145
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2012-04-25 11:24:53 AM  
Subby, you'd just watch a bird fly away with your dog?
 
2012-04-25 11:27:25 AM  
You bet your ass I would.
 
2012-04-25 11:43:59 AM  
Abso-freakin-lutely. They earned it. Subby, on the other hand...

//And my parents have chihuahuas, so this is actually a hazard that they deal with regularly... death from above can come at any time
 
2012-04-25 11:58:40 AM  
Hey, it used to be that large birds of prey would grab young proto-humans for their meals. I consider this a step up.
 
2012-04-25 12:00:09 PM  
If you own a dog small enough to be carried away by an eagle, it's not a dog. It's a rat.
 
2012-04-25 01:04:14 PM  
Damn right I would.
 
2012-04-25 01:05:15 PM  
Ahh.. unless it's a puppy at the time, none of my dogs are ever small enough to be taken by a bird.
-boggle-
 
2012-04-25 01:05:18 PM  
Why bother fighting the Eagle? Once it has sunk its talons into the dog... just let it go man, because it's gone.
 
2012-04-25 01:06:39 PM  
The little guy loves me more than I do to him, you bet your ass I am, trollmitter
 
2012-04-25 01:06:58 PM  
That sounds like an opportunity to upgrade to a pet eagle!
 
2012-04-25 01:07:19 PM  
Is this thread about Mike Vick?
 
2012-04-25 01:08:42 PM  
hell yeah, I don't see how that could go wrong:

Either you win and you've saved your dog and maybe killed an eagle with your bare hands,
or you lose and you get some kick ass scars
or you lose big and you end up dead... killed by a freaking eagle.

All bad ass, unless you are talking about the band of old guys... then it's not so great.


//mistyped "dog" as "dong".... maybe i should have left it that way...
 
2012-04-25 01:08:43 PM  
Yes. Yes I would.
 
2012-04-25 01:09:00 PM  
Yup.
Besides, eagle tastes like chicken.
 
2012-04-25 01:09:11 PM  
If that sucker can lift my 150# dog up and carry it off... no way in hell I would be able to do much about it. that would have to be one huge farking eagle!!
 
2012-04-25 01:09:24 PM  
I can't believe subby expects an answer that isn't YES.
 
Skr
2012-04-25 01:10:06 PM  
I guess it depends how big it was...
static.wix.com

..forget it man. it's gone.

/tooth and nail
 
2012-04-25 01:11:46 PM  
When I was a kid we use to go swim in the St. Croix, which has very large musky/pike. Anywhooo, this older woman was down there with her little poodle, and she let it swim out a bit too far, when this huge fish came up and just thrashed it around, and poof gone. I've never seen a woman freak out so much.
 
2012-04-25 01:12:17 PM  
I would not mess with an eagle that could carry away my 120 pound Berner.
 
2012-04-25 01:12:43 PM  

BurnShrike: If you own a dog small enough to be carried away by an eagle, it's not a dog. It's a rat.


Pretty much this. My smallest weighs about 22 lbs; it'd take a fully grown golden from Mongolia to snatch her.

Solution: Don't have dogs that can be confused for guinea pigs.
 
2012-04-25 01:13:45 PM  
www.nonsensenews.net

"Hey, eagle, get back here with my lunch"
 
2012-04-25 01:14:16 PM  
Eagles lucky it didnt fly off with one of these.
www.allpetsnews.com
Eagle would fly off and a few minutes later the weinerdog would come trotting back wearing the eagle as a coat.

As it is, any eagle that can fly off with my 70lb pitbull "mix" is nothing I plan on tackling hand to hand.
 
2012-04-25 01:14:45 PM  
We heave golden eagles at our house and they are huge. When they come circling overhead, we get our Jack Russel Terrier inside. In fact, if our 5 year old is refusing to come inside for some reason, we can just yell "Eagle!" and he comes running. Kinda funny. Amazing birds.
 
2012-04-25 01:16:01 PM  

BurnShrike: If you own a dog small enough to be carried away by an eagle, it's not a dog. It's a rat.


Video of what a rat sized eagle prey looks like.
 
2012-04-25 01:17:00 PM  
Would do the same for my cat, almost had to one day when I saw two hawks circling above us in the back yard. We booked it to the house ~real~ fast.
 
2012-04-25 01:17:00 PM  
It would not end well . . . for the eagle.

wednesdaychef.typepad.com
 
2012-04-25 01:18:01 PM  
It would take a pterodactyl to carry off my dog...

sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net

DOG THREAD!
 
2012-04-25 01:18:35 PM  

BurnShrike: If you own a dog small enough to be carried away by an eagle, it's not a dog. It's a rat.

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I'm sorry, what was that you were saying? (and yes that IS an adult wolf)
 
2012-04-25 01:19:16 PM  
Tch. I've done worse to save a half-sandwich I didn't plan to finish anyway.

Predators want food from me, they can damn well ask nicely.
 
2012-04-25 01:19:51 PM  

Magorn: BurnShrike: If you own a dog small enough to be carried away by an eagle, it's not a dog. It's a rat.
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I'm sorry, what was that you were saying? (and yes that IS an adult wolf)


That's quite clearly a wolf pup, and not an adult.
 
2012-04-25 01:21:29 PM  
I got in a the middle of a dogfight once to rescue my dog (two other dogs against her) and I have the scars to prove it.

But no bird short of a condor could carry her off.
 
2012-04-25 01:21:30 PM  

BurnShrike: Magorn: BurnShrike: If you own a dog small enough to be carried away by an eagle, it's not a dog. It's a rat.
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I'm sorry, what was that you were saying? (and yes that IS an adult wolf)

That's quite clearly a wolf pup, and not an adult.


Fox.
 
2012-04-25 01:21:58 PM  
Yeah. I mean, they're pretty dangerous to humans for their size, but they're still only about seven to fifteen pounds. Assuming this is a golden eagle, which would be in Spain, and not like a vacationing harpy eagle or something. If it was a harpy I'd probably be like "Well, bye, dog."
 
2012-04-25 01:23:02 PM  
Yep sure would, but she weighs 50 - 55 pounds so I'm not too worried. Never go walking without a stick and a uh... cane.

/Rescued as a pup.
//Korean Jindo.
///Blowing her coat as we speak, but still best dog I've ever known.
 
2012-04-25 01:23:35 PM  
Eagle would try to take one and the other would eat the eagle. Yay dogs.

i53.tinypic.com
 
2012-04-25 01:23:57 PM  

wellreadneck: BurnShrike: Magorn: BurnShrike: If you own a dog small enough to be carried away by an eagle, it's not a dog. It's a rat.
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I'm sorry, what was that you were saying? (and yes that IS an adult wolf)

That's quite clearly a wolf pup, and not an adult.

Fox.


I concur. Goldens are used to hunt wolves in Mongolia, and they can in fact kill adults, but they aren't that big in comparison.
 
2012-04-25 01:24:36 PM  

Magorn: BurnShrike: If you own a dog small enough to be carried away by an eagle, it's not a dog. It's a rat.
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I'm sorry, what was that you were saying? (and yes that IS an adult wolf)


I'm not saying an eagle couldn't carry off a fair sized dog, but that looks like a youngish fox to me.
 
2012-04-25 01:25:01 PM  
I got an angry birds ad on the page, perfect ad placement. Wish I could post a screenshot.
 
2012-04-25 01:25:36 PM  

Chinchillazilla: I mean, they're pretty dangerous to humans for their size, but they're still only about seven to fifteen pounds


Being outweighed by your target isn't as big a deal when you're talking about something with 2 inch talons that can dive bomb your face from 500 feet up at 70 mph.
 
2012-04-25 01:26:25 PM  

BurnShrike: If you own a dog small enough to be carried away by an eagle, it's not a dog. It's a rat.


If you own a dog larger than your children, you're compensating.

/Ya prolly own a monster truck for your daily-driver, too. Huh?
 
2012-04-25 01:27:08 PM  
Uh, yeah. Is this really a question?

Now, tug of war with a grizzly, maybe not, if only because if it comes down to a tug of war, the dog's probably already a goner.
 
2012-04-25 01:28:22 PM  
You bet I would.
 
2012-04-25 01:29:37 PM  
I've got two giant dogs, one medium one, and one small one (12 lb rat terrier - hitching a ride on me in my profile pic). The little one is by far the toughest of all my dogs. However, a big barn owl was watching her in the back yard a while back, and I was ready to charge in if it started to swoop. I think she might put a hurtin' on it but still.

So yes, yes I would, subby.
 
2012-04-25 01:30:00 PM  

Splinshints: Chinchillazilla: I mean, they're pretty dangerous to humans for their size, but they're still only about seven to fifteen pounds

Being outweighed by your target isn't as big a deal when you're talking about something with 2 inch talons that can dive bomb your face from 500 feet up at 70 mph.


I acknowledge that, but we're not talking about being dive-bombed from that height and speed. If it had your dog, you could fight it off relatively safely. It doesn't have any momentum and it isn't going to let go of the dog, climb to 500 feet, and dive at your face.

I expect that when it started chasing them after the initial scuffle, it was because it now viewed the woman as a threat and wanted her out of its territory, as it was probably nesting.
 
2012-04-25 01:30:25 PM  
Had this happened when my parents had Bobo, the Boston Terrier, I'd have saluted that eagle as he flew away with that dog. Or my neighbor's dogs, and any other of those stupid little yappy dogs that never learn. Now Buddy, the mixed poodle I had as a kid, that would be a dead eagle and I'd have him on the wall as a trophy.
 
2012-04-25 01:30:36 PM  
Mikeyworld: If you own a dog larger than your children, you're compensating.

Are you trying to say your kids are fat?
 
2012-04-25 01:30:51 PM  

wellreadneck: Yup.
Besides, eagle tastes like chicken.


Actually, more like a cross between spotted owl and seagull

/truly more like duck
//so I've been told
 
2012-04-25 01:31:03 PM  
I would love a YouTube of that.

//I've had two friends that have lost their dogs to birds. Time to get a real dog.
 
2012-04-25 01:31:44 PM  
Also, a note: if you're hiking anywhere that could be considered eagle hunting territory, maybe take a big stick or something with you. Just in case. Never know when you might have to fight something off, would be nice to have something to do that with other than your feeble human hands.
 
2012-04-25 01:32:30 PM  

Mikeyworld: BurnShrike: If you own a dog small enough to be carried away by an eagle, it's not a dog. It's a rat.

If you own a dog larger than your children, you're compensating.

/Ya prolly own a monster truck for your daily-driver, too. Huh?


You sound defensive. It's not about how big the dog is. It's about how small it's not.

I'd reiterate my original statement, but if you didn't understand it the first time, there's little hope for a second shot.
 
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