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Re: Dog vs. Beaver

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:17 pm
by Chocolate Cow
TC-I'm betting you have badgers. They're rarely seen during the day. You have holes the size of a dinner plate in an alfalfa field? Probably a badger. Nasty creature with a bad attitude 100% of the time.

Re: Dog vs. Beaver

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:30 pm
by BRYANT
I seen a hound tore up so bad you could see her heart pump. this was about 45 years ago and I was about 8 yrs. old. I remember they stitched her up and she was good to go in a few weeks a year or so after that she tried her luck on another badger but Grand pa was able to get her off before she got hurt. She was a coon treeing machine if you could put up with her trash mostly badgers and skunks. she would stop in the middle of a hot coon race to kill a skunk then go right on and tree the coon, Grand pa always said it was like a drug for her.

Re: Dog vs. Beaver

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:25 am
by TCRanch
Chocolate Cow wrote:TC-I'm betting you have badgers. They're rarely seen during the day. You have holes the size of a dinner plate in an alfalfa field? Probably a badger. Nasty creature with a bad attitude 100% of the time.


I know we have marmots in the alfalfa and armadillos are the bane of my existence (even destroying the yard at the house). We're getting ready to tear up the alfalfa & re-plant with bermuda; I'll have to check out the holes.

Re: Dog vs. Beaver

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:27 am
by greybeard

Re: Dog vs. Beaver

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:01 am
by TCRanch
greybeard wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsHiOwR7cfc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msdgAJ7tCX8


Un-freakin'-believable! :shock:

Re: Dog vs. Beaver

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:40 pm
by skyhightree1
Sorry about your dog... My coon dogs fight coons and get cut up sometimes.

Re: Dog vs. Beaver

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:34 pm
by TCRanch
TCRanch wrote:
Chocolate Cow wrote:TC-I'm betting you have badgers. They're rarely seen during the day. You have holes the size of a dinner plate in an alfalfa field? Probably a badger. Nasty creature with a bad attitude 100% of the time.


I know we have marmots in the alfalfa and armadillos are the bane of my existence (even destroying the yard at the house). We're getting ready to tear up the alfalfa & re-plant with bermuda; I'll have to check out the holes.


I stand corrected. Didn't get a full-blown eye roll when hubby said "of course we have badgers!" but I'm pretty sure he was thiiiis close.

Re: Dog vs. Beaver

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:35 pm
by HDRider
greybeard wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsHiOwR7cfc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msdgAJ7tCX8

The scientific name of an American badger sounds like a g-man gone wild taxidea taxus.

The new mascot for the government. Image

Re: Dog vs. Beaver

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:45 pm
by True Grit Farms
Sure beats an ugly duckling.

Re: Dog vs. Beaver

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:17 pm
by Caustic Burno
I have only seen one in my life on a deer hunt out West Texas. That dude is total bada$$ and knows it.

Re: Dog vs. Beaver

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:13 pm
by reeler
Any update on Obie?

Re: Dog vs. Beaver

Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:40 am
by TCRanch
reeler wrote:Any update on Obie?


He's doing great but keeping him somewhat calm so he doesn't break open the staples is a challenge. But he's a great patient and sits still while I clean/spray the wound under his ear and just eats his antibiotic pills if I toss 'em in his food bowl - don't have to disguise them with deli meat or cheese :)

Re: Dog vs. Beaver

Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:25 pm
by Boot Jack Bulls
TCRanch wrote:
reeler wrote:Any update on Obie?


He's doing great but keeping him somewhat calm so he doesn't break open the staples is a challenge. But he's a great patient and sits still while I clean/spray the wound under his ear and just eats his antibiotic pills if I toss 'em in his food bowl - don't have to disguise them with deli meat or cheese :)


How long is he supposed to be on the antibiotic? If its any length of time, a dose of probiotics may not be a bad idea to keep his gut happy...if hes not a picky eater, yogurt will do the trick too!

Re: Dog vs. Beaver

Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:16 pm
by TCRanch
Boot Jack Bulls wrote:
TCRanch wrote:
reeler wrote:Any update on Obie?


He's doing great but keeping him somewhat calm so he doesn't break open the staples is a challenge. But he's a great patient and sits still while I clean/spray the wound under his ear and just eats his antibiotic pills if I toss 'em in his food bowl - don't have to disguise them with deli meat or cheese :)


How long is he supposed to be on the antibiotic? If its any length of time, a dose of probiotics may not be a bad idea to keep his gut happy...if hes not a picky eater, yogurt will do the trick too!

Antibiotics are for 10 days. The last time he killed a beaver he ate it - he has an iron gut! But good idea for possible upset. I keep OTC acid reducers handy for my other lab that will also eat anything and does NOT have an iron gut. I do have probiotics for cattle (prob not the best choice) but yogurt? Even the smell of it makes me gag but if Obie needs it or it would be beneficial I'd suck it up :)

Re: Dog vs. Beaver

Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:38 pm
by Boot Jack Bulls
TC, yogurt really does work. When I was a kid, I bought a QH mare off the track for a barrel horse. Her guts (and brain) were fried. She had extensive blood work done, just to find out she needed probiotics on a regular basis. Vet recommended yogurt since it was a cheap, but effective fix. She loved french vanilla yogurt (Dannon) and would eat a big tub full in the blink of an eye! Now, anytime one of my dogs gets an oral med, they get some yogurt as insurance.