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    Default My babies are murderers :(

    I got home from work thisafternoon to find a feathery mess. The whole yard covered in feathers and a body of a poor bird. I can't imagine 2 50kg Rottweilers being agile enough to catch a bird ( I think a black and white one like a smaller version of a magpie ) so he must of been pretty slow or stupid. It's a bit weird that they didn't try to eat it (sorry gross) but they just completly plucked it and we're playing in the feathers. Harley was very guilty when I asked what happened but lily didn't seem to care so I'm thinking it was him they wernt impressed when we cleaned up there new toy tho.

    Didn't think we would have to deal with this now we don't have cats. Just wish they would catch mice.

    It's upset me now thinking my sweet little puppies are murderers.

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    Tis the way of life. Sad for the bird, but things die eventually.

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    its surprising how agile large breeds can be huh!

    Barney (40 kilos) went through a phase of catching birds and trust me, the bird doesnt have to be slow. I actually saw him jumping for the bird as it flew past!!!

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    they're not murderers, they're dogs. Dogs are a predatory animal with the drive to chase small animals. On the birds side, it's natural selection it couldnt outfly two rottweilers.

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    Sounds like a Piwi, not the most intelligent of birds, and Oskar loves chasing birds, I swear he wishes he could fly!!! We have had to do a bit to the yard so he can't escape and part of that was to fix the back fence. Neighbours have got chooks, one got into the yard, and he killed it, we did't get to it in time this time to save it, stupid thing kept coming over. Anyway, all was good until Oskar figured how to get into neighbour;s chook pen over the back...he almost had another one, naughty boy!!!! But this one lived to lay another egg!! Dogs will be dogs

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    Harley is a bird chaser too. They did manage to catch one of those little tiny finch type birds once.

    Maybe there was something wrong with the bird that caused it to not be able to escape.

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    I agree, not a nice thing to come home to. Nero has been killing birds too, he even raided a couple of nests when I wasn't home. And I thought only cats did that... I really wish he'd chase the rabbits instead, who bring all their friends and family to have banquets in my veggie patch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tessalyon View Post
    I can't imagine 2 50kg Rottweilers being agile enough to catch a bird

    It's upset me now thinking my sweet little puppies are murderers.
    Ah ha! You've fallen for rotties are sluggish lazy lumps myth lol

    These dogs can and do, once unobserved, show great agility, speed, intellect, but only when unobserved

    Mine brings magpies during swooping season as gifts, just like a cat, nice!

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    I don't think they are murderers. That is a silly way to look at it. They are dogs, dogs are predatory animals, it is natural for them. And as Nehkbet mentioned it is natural selection, survival of the fittest, as it were. Bird wasnt fit enough to escape the dogs.
    Keira and my brothers dog Sunny (this was when I lived with them and before I got Phi) somehow got hold of a chicken once (not sure how they were in the backyard but cant think of how the darn chicken got in there unless someone threw it in) and my brother came home to exactly what you have described above.

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    hmm, even though i agree with the natural selection comments - have even mentioned it myself in another thread, & totally agree that your dogs are just being dogs, that people don't feel the same way when a cat kills a bird? I called it Natural selection and was told "don't be silly, cats are an introduced species" so can anybody explain the difference for me - or is it just a 'i hate cats' comment?

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