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Hawks and Small Dogs

Sunday, June 29, 2014
posted by Jim Murphy

HAWK DOGShould you be concerned about leaving your small dog out in the yard in an area where there are large hawks? I would say “yes.”  A large hawk can lift 8 pounds or even more. If your dogs or puppies are  small, never leave them alone not even one minute.  Hawks have a fantastic eye and can see prey from very high up. Your dog may appear as prey such as a rabbit or other small animal. Even if the hawk can’t successfully lift the dog, it can leave some puncture wounds which can require stitches.  I know that Hawks are endangered species, but if one attacks your dog, you must protect him. Keep calm and try to step on the hawks wings and give kicks to its head. Hawks are stubborn and hold tightly on their prey.

The best thing to do is always keep a Hawks eye out. If you see one in your area or circling above, take your dog inside to safety!

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