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Chubby
03-10-2010, 01:29 PM
http://liveshots.blogs.foxnews.com/2010/03/10/owl-danger-from-above/


Pet Owners Face Danger From Above
March 10, 2010 - 9:46 AM | by: Claudia Cowan
Most pet owners take steps to protect their animals. In Santa Rosa, California, Odessa Gunn worried a car or coyote might one day claim the lives of her dogs, which is why she and her husband, renowned American bicyclist Levi Leipheimer, fenced in their property.

But now they're mourning the loss of their beloved Chihuahua, Trooper, and nursing their other dog, Bandit, back to health. The attacker came from an unlikely place -- the sky.

Gunn had just let her dogs out into the backyard and was preparing to join them. She recalls, "in the time it took me to put my boots on, I heard what sounded like a really horrendous cat screeching noise. I thought it was a mountain lion or a bobcat or something."

In fact, it was a pair of Great Horned Owls, birds that typically eat rats and squirrels. On this recent night, the birds set their sites on larger prey. From out of the darkness, the two owls swooped down and attacked Trooper and Bandit, just feet away from where Gunn stood.

After a violent struggle, Bandit escaped, bloody and limping, but Trooper was carried off and hasn't been seen since. No fur. No blood. Nothing.


I totally loved this comment:


This wouldn't be a problem if people wouldn't keep these hairy rats as pets - if you want a dog, get a DOG, not some little piece of fluff that can't even fight off a bird.

SwimminInIndy
03-10-2010, 01:35 PM
Punishment for not having a real dog...Feel sorry for the dogs, but the owls ate good that day!

Bumpus
03-10-2010, 05:24 PM
That's Mother Nature for 'ya ...

BobDole
03-10-2010, 07:52 PM
i knew this chick in college that happened to. we were playing kickball (which we called drinkball b/c there was a keg on the mound and if you spilt even a drop of your beer while running the bases you were out, had to chug your beer, and get pelted with the ball) and she brought her little yippy rat dog with her. we weren't out there 20 minutes and that think got yoked by what looked like an eagle (no damn clue what kind of bird it was). she never really forgave a bunch of us b/c of how hard we all laughed after it happened.

chubbs - that comment is fantastic. my sentiments exactly.

Bumpus
03-10-2010, 09:07 PM
BD ... Nice! We played a gme similar to that, but it was softball. Keg on the mound. Hit the keg, and you got to do a keg stand.

Otherwise, very similar. (that spelling looks wrong, but I'm drunk so who cares?) :woot:

Ricky4Life
03-10-2010, 11:14 PM
Exactly, those are not dog's they are rats.

SpurzN703
03-10-2010, 11:15 PM
Bunch of insensitive ****faces :d-day:

Ricky4Life
03-10-2010, 11:28 PM
Trying to talk the ol'lady into letting me get another dog when we get a house. Its between these two. (By the way I have a Female Pit and a Male Alaskan Malamute right now.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPO5x4GjdYU

and

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zHkg5Aakqg&feature=related

Have always wanted a Mastiff, but I am leaning more to the last video.

SpurzN703
03-11-2010, 01:17 AM
Punishment for not having a real dog...Feel sorry for the dogs, but the owls ate good that day!

Indy I've always wanted to ask you. In your clip of the INT you ran back for a TD, what in the **** is the QB who threw the INT doing as you're running it back? Did his shoelaces tie themselves together rendering him immobile to stop you from scoring?

CedarPhin
03-11-2010, 02:35 AM
Owls rule.

CedarPhin
03-11-2010, 02:35 AM
http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2010/03/o_rlyyarly-1.jpg