Saturday, June 19, 2010

Beware of mothers defending their babies

WARNING: This video starts cute but doesn't end cute. It shows a dog being hurt by a mother deer.

To me the dog in the video looks old. It doesn't seem to be able to move quickly to defend itself at all. Someone said they thought the dog was trying to show submissive body posture to the deer but I don't think so because it keeps trying to get up to get away. It is to bad that A) the dog didn't go faster to the owner when called and B) the dog wasn't on leash with a wild baby deer in the area. I also don't know why the owner didn't try to scare the deer away instead of just yelling. (But maybe there was a mobility issue on their part.) And why didn't the person videoing put DOWN the camera to help either? The cat gets lucky by being faster than the dog. (and you'll notice that a person DID stick up for the cat) I posted this in hopes it may help any future dog owners if they find themselves in a similar situation.

6 comments:

Mrs. Lazaro said...

I get it--fawns are adorable--but why would you let your pets check them out? I was cringing while the cat was investigating the fawn, expecting it to bite it. :[

And that poor dog. I agree with you that it looks old. I hope it was OK.

Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

Oh, the cat was making me very uncomfortable in the beginning also... I would have intervened and chased the cat off.

Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

Yikes! I sure hope that old dog was ok. Definitely think he just wanted to get away.... I couldn't have sat there and filmed.... I'd be in the middle of it I'm sure.

Chris said...

Wow. This was awful to watch. I don't think that dog was alright. Those kicks had to do some internal damage. Why would you just stand there and tape it?

Lauren said...

That is preposterous that the people just filmed and yelled while that dog was being beaten down! It seems like someone would have done Something, Anything to make a very tenuous situation better - instead they just made it worse by allowing their pets to roam around while their were wile animals about.

Anonymous said...

This video disturbed and distressed me. that poor dog!