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“Whatever got a hold of him took him away,” Carley said of the 66-pound English Staffordshire bull terrier he calls King. “There was no struggle.”
Staffordshire Bull Terrier physique
Weight: Males 28-38 pounds Females 24-34 pounds
Height: 14-16 inches
Coat: Smooth, short and close to the skin, many colors
Eyes: Dark preferred
Ears: Uncropped; rose
Tail: Short, to the hock and tapering. Should resemble old pump-handle.
Body: Muscular, agile, somewhat wide chest, fit not fat
Head: Round, broad head with distinct cheek muscles
Litter size: 4-6
Life span: 10-15 years
the largest one actually on record is 236 lb, and housed at Brookfield Zoo in Chicago, Illinois. They generally do not grow quite that large. Average adult size is around 26 inches shell length with a weight of 175 lb
Snapping turtles are omnivores, consuming both plant and animal matter, and are important aquatic scavengers; but they are also active hunters that prey on anything they can swallow, including many invertebrates, fish, frogs, reptiles (including snakes and smaller turtles), unwary birds and small mammals.
The carapace (upper shell) length in adulthood may be nearly 50 cm (20 inches) (though 20-36 cm, or 8-14 inches, is more common), with C. serpentina and its subspecies commonly weighing 4.5-16 kg (10-35 lb
A giant catfish that ate a dog and terrorised a German lake for years has washed up dead, but the legend of "Kuno the Killer" lives on.
A gardener discovered the carcass of a 1.5-metre long catfish weighing 35 kilograms this week, a spokesman for the western city of Moenchengladbach said yesterday.
Kuno became a local celebrity in 2001 when he sprang from the waters of the Volksgarten park lake to swallow a Dachshund puppy whole. He evaded repeated attempts to capture him.
"He was our Loch Ness monster," said Uwe Heil, member of "Kuno's Friends", a local rock band named after the fish.
Originally posted by Necrosis
A dog on the Lake here in N Indiana where me and my brothers have a cottage got taken by a muskie a couple of years ago. Of course, it was a little 7lb terrier so that's much smaller than the dog in this case. I don't know if there are alligator snapping turtles that far N in Pennsylvania but there could be alligator gars up there and they can get quite huge from what I've heard. I'm not sure if they get big enough to eat a bulldog but there are some tales about them getting pretty monstrous in some of the remote mountain lakes in the Appalachian[sic?] mountains.
Wikipedia Alligator Gar Entry
[edit on 11-6-2008 by Necrosis]
Originally posted by kupoliveson
If I had to guess I would say he got caught on something and drowned. If something ate him or he had some medical problem (which is not likely if you are to believe he is a young active dog with no prior problems) then most likely he would have cried out!
Carley said King was coming in with a stick near a boat launch on the 253-acre lake. Then, around 3:30 p.m., he went under.
Originally posted by shaolin-do
reply to post by Denied
Pitts can easily get around 65 pounds or so. I and my family have raised 3 over the past 30 years and none of them have been the smaller type (the mid 30 lbs range) all of my pitts have been between the 40 - 60 lb range. My last dog, 16 years old (had to put her down 3 weeks ago) was 65 lbs in her prime. Its hard to tell how big my current puppy will get but her feet are enormous for an 11 week old pup. The larger ones are typically bred for pulling contests.
I am also not quite sure if the American Staffordshire Terrier (Pitt) is the same as the Staffordshire Bull terrier. Just my .02 cents on my favorite breed.
The Real Pittbull