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I heard the dogs barking loudly, followed by a gunshot. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eek.gif Why doesn't Dusty answer when I radio him? The sequence of events is repeated, so off I go to investigate.

Dusty's at a brushpile behind the house and yells that the dogs have a raccoon cornered. I grab leashes and boogey down there. Traveler's in the brushpile fighting the raccoon, and Spook's cheering him on. :lol2:
 

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The Bagel and I don't know much about raccoons (They ain't around these parts) but I recall my favorite Twilight Zone episode, the one where the hound wasn't allowed to go through the Gates of Hell so the old man continued down the road with his dog to a far, far better place. Anyway, I remember they had both died because a raccoon had got the hound into the water and his human also drowned trying to save the hound. I always figured raccoons were a force to reckon with. Sure sorry for the raccoon and sure hope Traveler recovers quickly.
 

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Bob, raccoons are real fighters. There were a lot of them in rural Illinois where I grew, too. I remember the time that my childhood dog, Brownie, had one treed. Daddy was afraid the **** would get the better of Brownie, so he went out to help her. He got a big ol' stick, swung, and knocked Brownie cold! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eek.gif

Angela, we love having wildlife around us, and everything goes fine until Traveler corners something. As I said, his prey drive is so strong that it sometimes worries us. No more bears have been sighted, so either we haven't been out at the right time or that one was passing through on its way to Alabama. :lol2:

On a sad note, though, a lady hit a bear on I-75 one day last week. She wasn't hurt, but the bear was so badly injured that it had to be euthanized. The lady is an animal lover, so she was upset, but it was an unavoidable accident. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/frown.gif
 

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Wow! I am so glad everyone is okay or going to be. Please give special hugs to Traveler and L'il Girl (I'm right with you hiding behind whatever I could find!).
 

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And they say living in the country is boring! You've had all sorts of excitement lately, Sandy. I hope your pack is feeling better now. I can just picture the boys egging each other on trying to get to the intruder! I do feel bad for the poor racoon though. It must have been terribly frightening for him too.
 
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