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Be careful of traps while walking your dog
  • Very sad story in my area. I have started waking Yoshi in the woods behind my house and even though it is conservation land and is protected from hunters, one never knows. I have started walking with long branches I pick up at the start of our walk to poke around when he stops to sniff. The trails go for a couple miles and I am even more vigilant after this story. I'm also starting to wear an orange cap just in case. Wu

    http://www.wcvb.com/news/local/boston-north/New-Hampshire-dog-killed-in-trap-officials-say-was-illegally-set/-/11984708/17687412/-/11i05x7/-/index.html

  • redcattooredcattoo
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    How Aweful! I worry because my country club suburbia community has some coyotes. Just found out somehow a neighbor has received permission and set steel jaw traps in our golf course community.
  • SayaSaya
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    Post edited by Saya at 2012-12-07 08:57:38
  • ZinjaZinja
    Posts: 200
    As you know, people mistaken Shibas as Foxes as well. I'm not sure when hunting season begins but I always had a bandana on Sasuke when we went in the woods.
  • SayaSaya
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  • ZinjaZinja
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    Ooooh, Saya looks awesome! I forgot to put a bandana on my kai and I couldn't see him when I had him off leash.. had a moment of fright until I heard rustling in the bushes.
  • That's horrible! I live in a high poach spot so unfortunately It has happened here to a few dogs, especially strays. I hope the hunter is brought to justice. I have no problem with responsible hunting but this is ridiculous.
  • Post edited by shibamistress at 2012-12-07 19:56:35
  • Sukoshi is a black and tan Shiba and can blend in easily with the landscape. I got one of those orange doggie rain covers for her to wear for walking at night. Fairly light weight. This would also be a good option for keeping track of your Shiba in the woods.
  • SayaSaya
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    Post edited by Saya at 2012-12-07 21:12:48
  • ZinjaZinja
    Posts: 200
    Saya looks straight from an anime! She looks great, as I mentioned before.

    My old apartment complex thought Sasuke was a fox and they called me just before calling animal services to ensure it was my dog and not a real fox running around.
  • EthosEthos
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    Thats sick and so sad! Some irresponsible people can ruin ur life and your pets life with their stupidity and ignorance.
  • My aunt foster's English Setters and one she had lost a leg in a bear trap clamp. Someone found it out in the woods stuck in the trap. Such a lucky dog to still be alive

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