Everyday Adventures in Havachon Heaven

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Chihuahua Attacked By Owl — And Survives!

on January 21, 2011

There’s an amazing video on The Weather Channel about a poor little chihuahua who was attacked by an OWL, of all things!

OH NO! My poor fellow doggy! I'm so glad he's okay!

His owner was walking him at 1 AM (yes, that’s not a typo, it was the middle of the night) on a leash when an owl suddenly swooped down, sank its claws into this poor pup, and tried to carry him off!

Fortunately, the owner was able to save him, but the interesting thing is what saved the dog’s life – his winter coat! Apparently it prevented the owl’s claws from sinking too deeply into the dog! (Good thing it wasn’t spring or summer!) It seems that only one claw actually pierced the dog’s flesh, and that wound is healing nicely now.

However, it left the dog with a fear of the dark – he won’t go out once the sun sets! Funny thing is – he’s not afraid of owls, just the dark!

Moral of the story: Don’t walk dogs late at night, and don’t skimp on protective clothing! LOL!

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4 responses to “Chihuahua Attacked By Owl — And Survives!

  1. tiffy40 says:

    I’m not surprised an owl attacked. I have heard of this happening before, to the owl a small dog is no different than a large rodent.. Fortunately for the chihuahua it had its coat on. You can’t be too careful with small dogs.

  2. I read about this. Thank goodness it was wearing a coat!

  3. Oh, poor puppy! I am surprised the owl came with the owner right there. Milo would have been a goner, for sure. I think the other two are big enough. Good to know the clothing provides some cushion to the claws – thanks for the post!

  4. granny1947 says:

    Hello RD…I would love to see an owl pick up Jasmine….would do itself some serious injury!!!!

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