posted on Mar, 31 2006 @ 06:37 PM
Originally posted by AngelWings9999
I thought of that too, but the confusion she is having? I think that's it, the more I'm studying her, I'd say it has to be some sort of critter!
Maybe something is under our deck that found a new home! Hopefully I will get down to the bottom of this.
Thank You for your reply, by the way, how in the world did they get inside the wall???
The confusion is relatively simple, if you look at it from the dog's POV. There's a noise, her job is to guard/protect, she can't find the source
of the noise, so she can't identify if she should guard/protect...it sets up a duality in a dog that will show up as confusion, fear, or anxiety.
As for how I discovered the 'Coon in my walls, since I do a ton of critter rescue (mostly cats, but often dogs and other "pets"), and since I had
heard something I *knew* was a mammalian animal and not a slithering animal (since when did snakes coo??
), I put on the clothes and gloves I use
with feral cats who're injured, and went under the house. My place has a 3 foot crawl space, rather than a slab foundation, so it wasn't hard; in
through the grate and down towards to potty. Apparently, there was a hole she could crawl through and made a nest in a very warm spot - right next to
the pipes (which got heated when I bathed). So she found a great spot to have the baby: nice, warm, and secure...Now, if only I could find the
possum's hiding place...
As for you thinking you've got a critter, I'd check it out. If you can't fit under the deck, take a flash light and look for spoor (poop) and
hollowed out spots (for sleeping). If you see something, DON'T APPROACH it. A cornered animal is often a really violent one. If it bothers you
that it lives there, then call a humane trapper, and get it moved back to where it belongs. And then find how it got in, and block entries and