by Duluth News Tribune
February 15, 2011 at 6:00 pm in Duluth News Tribune
Early Tuesday morning, a News Tribune carrier spotted what he thinks was a domestic dog attacking a whitetail deer in Duluth’s Piedmont Heights neighborhood. Continue Reading
Tags: animals, Outdoors, piedmont 19 Comments »
Two stories, Identical in every way.
Awwww, you 6th graders just learned how to use “Cut and Paste”, didnt you?
(((Pats the “journalists” on the head.)))
Hurry and get to school. The tardy bell will ring soon.
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I am the one saw the dog attack the deer. I was coming down Appalachian when I stopped at the corner of Appalachian and Springvale Rd. My headlights were directly on them for a couple of minutes as I watched. It was amazing and gruesome. Only out of pity for the deer did I approach the driveway to scare the dog away. And when I returned an hour later, the dog had viciously torn the deer and dragged it 20-30 feet and was hovering over it. I only wish I would have thought to take a video of it… it was that astounding to see a domestic dog go after a deer to kill it, be scared away, then return to finish the job.
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Too bad you weren’t carrying. You could have shot that dumb dog right then and there.
By the way folks, there is a law that all dogs must be on leashes. I suspect Mr. Menz is aware of this and knows the dog that did the killing (be it his or his mom’s or friend/neighbor). I mean come on, he suspects a bear killed the deer? I think Sasquatch is more likely.
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I went to the house of the mom to let her know what I saw so she would be aware of what caused the carcus and blood all over her driveway and to keep and eye out for the dog (out of concern for kids in the neighborhood).
She called the son in law to clean it up (who she described as an “avid hunter”) She stated that there were kids gathering for the bus and something to the effect he had to wait (or hurried up) so the kids would not see the bloody mess that covered 20-30 yards.
Perhaps he had a hard time believing a domestic dog would do what he had to clean up.
My guess is the poor dog is a stray who can’t find his way home and after a number of days resorted to it’s aggressive instincts. I hope it’s not a negligent owner. Either way, the aggressive dog needs to be caught.
I sent the information to the DNT news desk with that in mind. I’m also hoping it will serve as a reminder to dog owners to obey the laws and not let their dogs out without a lease.
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Dog’s kill deer all the time. I live within 2 blocks of the area and have seen a large stray black lab roaming around as of late.
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If you see it again please call the game warden. The dog is a danger to wildlife AND children
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Jerry said >”The dog is a danger to wildlife”
No its not Jerry. The deer was dead or dieing. The dog was simply taking advantage of free, available meat. Your chihuahua would do the same, if given the chance.
Jerry said >”AND children”
Jerry, if youre going to say this, you probably should have some facts to back you up, such as observed aggressiveness toward humans. Your comment that the dog ran away when confronted with humans contradicts your assertion that the dog must be a danger to kids if it’s willing to eat fresh meat instead of dry dogfood.
You city people. You want to keep all of Nature in your Town, but when you are confronted with how Nature REALLY works, you are disgusted by “The Blood” and the death.
What a wide awakening it will be when you finally find out the meat you get at the store really was alive and not grown in a plastic and Styrofoam tray.
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Mr ObamaNation, I was the one who saw the dog attack the deer, who was upright and mobile when I first saw it. I watched as the dog went after it several times all the while the deer endeavoring to flee. Only when it went after it’s neck and brought it down did I drive up to scare the dog away.
After that I watched the deer as it was in a bedded down position, but still alert, but clearly shaken by the attack. It did not appear to be bleeding at that time.
When I returned an hour later there was blood 20-30 yards across the snowbank. The deer was alive, but blood was gushing from it’s neck.
What was particularly disturbing was that after the dog was chased away, he came back and finished off the deer.
True, it’s nature (especially that of a hunting type dog) and it was doing that which was natural…. and that is to be aggressive.
And aggressive dogs are also aggressive to children and adults. My daughter was attacked by a neighbor’s pit bull totally unprovoked.
Finally, reading your comments on this and other topics, you would do well to take President’s Obama’s advice he gave to the nation in Tucson and endeavor to be more civil and respectful of other’s point of you when commenting.
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Finally, reading your comments on this and other topics, you would do well to take Presidentâ€™s Obamaâ€™s advice he gave to the nation in Tucson and endeavor to be more civil and respectful of otherâ€™s point of you when commenting.”
I agree. A person can disagree without having to be sarcastic or demeaning. That said, it seems that’s what many people who post on this site seem to enjoy.
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O-Nation – no reply? You are asked to be civil and respectful. Pretty much eliminates all of your posts.
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Emailed Sam Cook and Georgia Swing of the DNT news desk. The Duluth Police Department has jurisdiction of animal control in the city. Call them or Carrie Lane, the City Animal Control officer at 390-8065 Please call them if you see the lab again.
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Sorry. I meant to post this reply on Todd’s post
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This morning I emailed Sam Cook and Georgia Swing of the DNT news desk. The Duluth Police Department has jurisdiction of animal control in the city. Call them or Carrie Lane, the City Animal Control officer at 390-8065 Please call them if you see the lab again.
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The DNR can’t control the deer population living in the city limits. The can’t control the bear population living in the city limits either. One by one the deer are either killed by predators (this is the law of nature) or else the deer are killed by cars causing property extreme damage and bodily harm. When I asked the DNR for help with the 7 deer and 4 bears that frequent my back yard two blocks from UMD, they told me I must put up an electric fence for my own protection. ha-ha, we are on our own. I’m watching how the Egyptians handle their problems.
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We say that dogs are decedents of wolves. It seems some haven’t lost their wolfish nature on what they consider is available for dinner.
According to Sam Cook and Georgia Swing of the DNT news desk, the Duluth Police Department has jurisdiction of animal control in the city. Call them or Carrie Lane, the City Animal Control officer at 390-8065
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Sweet story bro!
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Here we go again with the Pit Bull debate, of course he just HAD to mention the breed of his neighbor’s dog.
Maybe if the people in the city would stop feeding the deer the population would go down some and issues like this wouldn’t be a problem (for the record I don’t feel it’s a problem that a dog had a venison snack).
For three years, I have owned a Pit Bull that I adopted from our local shelter. He’s a wonderful dog, as are most of the Pit Bulls that end up at the shelter that I volunteer at. I believe that humans have taken this breed, and others, and distorted their true nature and made them aggressive animals. Most of the dogs that were rescued from Michael Vick were able to be adopted and some are even service dogs.
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