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Floyd my Great Pyrenees pup, went to barkin last night and got on the front porch makin a racket about 11.00 last night, barkin and growling. So I grabbed a pistol and spotlight, when I opened the door, he took off after 2 skunks in the back near the chickens. He's just a pup, but knew enough to stay away when their tails went up, he would circle and only bark face to face with them. I slipped my shoes on and traded pistol for rifle.... And went out the back door. Shot one from the back door steps, the other was trying to get back to the woods but Floyd turned him and I got another head shot. 2 shots 2 kills.. And nobody got sprayed and all chicken are safe. He's gonna be a good dog, already is.... Anyhow, I thought id share that with y'all.
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Congrats on the pup and the kill ...

But on a side note ... the animal should be shot through the heart and notin the head.

The whole rabies thing. ;)
 

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In rabies: these animals were not acting sick they were normally predating. Head shot was very humane in this case. Best possible scenario. There is no rabies concern as neither dog nor human was bitten. Also only very small part of the brain is needed for testing. In all likelyhood they would still be able to test if needed. Just my opinion.
 

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I've decapitated and ship/tested thousands of skunks heads in 20 years (as well as bats, coyotes, foxes, & *****) the 5 high risk rabies animals here in Texas as an animal control officer, then supervisor, then wildlife removal/rehabber, then I ran an animal shelter for the past 9 years, until disabled 3 years ago. I know plenty regarding the process. I had no suspicion nor reason to do it any other way, no "casual" contact with human and not even close contact with Floyd....
 

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In rabies: these animals were not acting sick they were normally predating. Head shot was very humane in this case. Best possible scenario. There is no rabies concern as neither dog nor human was bitten. Also only very small part of the brain is needed for testing. In all likelyhood they would still be able to test if needed. Just my opinion.
I guess you could say "around our neck of the woods" ... We look at rabies in a different light. The "Rather Safe than sorry"...

I read the post as it was dark, 11 at night. So kind of hard to check for what is normal for that animal . (Well, for me anyway.) As for the head being more humane than a heart shot, What can I say it is just not done in this area. Why, because of rabies ... We look at it as prevention.

Rabies is spread by infected saliva that enters the body through a bite or broken skin... So just because no one was bitten there is no concern ... again we see things on a different level. (sorry)

Rabies is a common disease in our area, so we look at it with care. Then again this is JMO ... ;)

On a side note:
In the United States, human fatalities associated with rabies occur in people who fail to seek medical assistance, usually because they were unaware of their exposure.

Just a thought.
 

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They get huge !! Males, 125+lbs... Gettin him neutered and pour the feed to him.. He'll pass that I bet !
 

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Or we're you meanin me? I've got 5 on left and 3 on right foot, grandad raised alligator snappin turtles when I was a kid, flip flops and turtles don't mix..
 
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