posted on Nov, 11 2006 @ 04:11 AM
A few things strike me.
First, these squirrels were not cornered. I am sure we have all sen squuirrels run up a tree, when chased by a dog, and then come half way down the
tree to scold the dog.
They were not cornered, and so, I can't look at that as a reason.
Also, they said that this was a "big" dog.
Big for me means the dog if at normal weight would have been at least 50 lbs. The dog was killed in "under a minute" I believe the story said. Maybe
about a minute.
This was in Russia, and this is a stray dog. One would assume that the dog was a thick coated breed of dog, simply because the likeyhood of a short
coat dog surviving is small, depending of course what the temps are when this occured, and I am afraid I forgot to look at at the date given, if there
Now, I would suppose it is possible that a weakened dog in a debilitated condition could b killed by a pack of squirrels, but a weak, debilitated dog
doesn't take the time to bark at squirrels.
So there you have a probably heavy coated dog.
Biting the carotid or jugular would indeed cause a fast death, but consider this, it is NOT a very easily accessable vein. Popping a jug vein is
difficult when you know what you are doing (Running an IV in the jugular when the fore and rear legs are too small or collapsed).
Also, the fur, AND the skin of the neck of canines are thicker and tougher than anywhere else on the body.
I don't know what happened, but there are a few fishy things I have found, without thinking about it, because I can't think because I am dog
Enough rambling, I have to get some sleep