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What bit this dog !

Postby Birddogs » Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:31 pm

My buddies 65 lb . One yr old GSP is out in the
yard snooping around . A lot of barking and what
My friend described as a cat like sound .
By time they got to the dog ...bleeding pretty
good.....but no other animal found .
No puncture marks....vet had no idea ...
Any suggestions.
This a really soft ,nice dog....couple of deals like
this , that will change .
Griphen Le Griphen, he was a pussy cat....couple of
go rounds with coyotes.....he became a mean mother
In short order.
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Re: What bit this dog !

Postby flitecontrol » Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:48 pm

Something with a set of sharp chompers for sure. Not familiar with them as there aren't any around here, but what about a groundhog?
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Re: What bit this dog !

Postby ANick » Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:52 pm

That's in the realm of, 'Holy SMOKES!!'.

Is that 'tissue' or coagulated fluid spanning that gap? I'm seeing that as pretty much a slice (held open) rather than a torn out "V" chunk... may not be the case?

Just the one slice and no other marks?

Wild guessing here, but I'm kinda leaning toward a single claw (Big kittie) more than a bit, depending on the 'tissue' question. Not seeing how a swipe could cut that much and leave the connection.

Was this rural or suburban?

Any more definition of a 'cat like sound'?

Sorry, more Q's than anything..

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Re: What bit this dog !

Postby ANick » Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:52 pm

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Re: What bit this dog !

Postby Sooty42 » Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:49 pm

I don’t know, maybe chompers from a wild pig?
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Re: What bit this dog !

Postby Birddogs » Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:20 am

It was rural , we think Muskrat ,
I explained to my Bud letting your Birddog run loose
Can have a down side ...his first Versatile ...
Live and learn ...
It didn't slow him still wild cone and all ...
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Re: What bit this dog !

Postby flitecontrol » Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:13 am

I had a GWP bitten by a nutria, which is much bigger than a muskrat, and it didn't do anywhere near that much damage. Any mountain lions where this occurred?
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Re: What bit this dog !

Postby orhunter » Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:17 am

Wow!!! Bear, Mt Lion, might not be a bite, Beaver, Nutria? If it were a Bobact or Lynx, dog’s whole head would look like that.
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Re: What bit this dog !

Postby ANick » Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:37 am

orhunter wrote:Wow!!! Bear, Mt Lion, might not be a bite, Beaver, Nutria? If it were a Bobact or Lynx, dog’s whole head would look like that.


Single tooth, single claw... either is hard to see happening, other than the dog moving away fast and just one *whatever* connecting? Good thing it was (?) only one??
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Re: What bit this dog !

Postby Birddogs » Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:25 am

I am sceptical about the muskrat theory.
We have lots of cats , pretty big feral , Bobcats, Lynx , plenty
Of Cougars ....I think whatever it was , the dog was lucky .
We seem to have a lot of reports of stray Birddogs running
around up here .
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