Strider pwned this raccoon *warning, kind of gory story*

Discussion in 'Dogs - General Dog Chat' started by Romy, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. Romy

    Romy Taxiderpy

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2006
    Messages:
    10,234
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Olympia, WA
    [​IMG]

    It's still hard to get an idea of scale here. The arbor it's sitting on is 4 feet wide. Strider is 31 inches at the shoulder on all fours, and here he's rearing up trying to reach it.

    I snapped a picture because at first it ran up there. I figured it was just going to go back over the fence and toddle off. Then the stupid thing decided to climb down and walk along the top of the fence, so Strider yanked it off and they had an epic snarlfest.

    It squeezed through the fence slats and ran behind that back board fence in the picture. Then it climbed on top of the board fence, to the neighbor's roof, and ran up a tree.

    See that blue/white stripe in the background? That's their garage siding/gutter. Strider jumped on top of the 8' fence and then on the neighbor's roof. Then he did a flying leap into the air and snagged the raccoon off the tree trunk. In all, they were about 15-18 feet off the ground. They both fell back into the yard and snarled a bunch more, and the raccoon slipped through the fence slats again. This time it got away, but a neighbor found it dead the next day.

    This is the first ever raccoon that managed to nick Strider's nose. He also had a mouth full of blood, so it's one of the few that he had to actually break the skin. Usually he just shakes them.

    The raccoon was MASSIVE. I wish I had a good side view shot vs. its bum. It's not the largest coon I've seen, and it's the second largest Strider's tangled with, but it's pretty big. Bigger than the average coyote around here anyway. They've been trying to sneak into the yard because of the puppies, and I'm really glad he got it. He was really pleased with himself. lol

    And just because he's awesome, here he his eating his birthday present. I forgot to post it earlier this month.
    [​IMG]
     
  2. CharlieDog

    CharlieDog Rude and Not Ginger

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2008
    Messages:
    9,420
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    2
    Location:
    Georgia
    Good lord that's a huge racoon! Strider is awesome! :D
     
  3. Xandra

    Xandra Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2009
    Messages:
    3,807
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Always fun to see a dog doing his job lol. And that raccoon looks BIG even from the bum shot! Good job Strider :)
     
  4. Kaydee

    Kaydee Guest

    Gah, I'm always kind of appalled when Sophie catches something...fortunately she doesn't bring it back to show me. The other day she came back to me on the trail with blood on her tongue that wasn't hers...just eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeew. Dogs will be dogs sometimes but eeeewwwwwww, that was a big butt raccoon though...
     
  5. JessLough

    JessLough Love My Mutt

    Joined:
    May 16, 2009
    Messages:
    13,402
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
    Kennel Manager
    Location:
    Guelph, Ontario
    Bigger than the average COYOTE? That's terrifying
     
  6. Izzy's Valkyrie

    Izzy's Valkyrie Very Food Agressive

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2008
    Messages:
    5,946
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    Two
    Location:
    Washington DC
    Woo! Go Strider!
     
  7. HayleyMarie

    HayleyMarie Like a bat outa' hell

    Joined:
    May 12, 2009
    Messages:
    7,058
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Beautiful British Columbia!!
    YAY go Stryder. What a good boy
     
  8. PlottMom

    PlottMom The Littlest Hound

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2009
    Messages:
    2,835
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    4 dogs
    Location:
    SoCal
    Rage is terribly jealous that Strider got to have all the fun ;) lol that is pretty awesome...
     
  9. Romy

    Romy Taxiderpy

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2006
    Messages:
    10,234
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Olympia, WA
    Our coyotes are pretty small compared to yours. They average 25-30 lbs. Otherwise, that would be horrifying. :rofl1:

    The biggest coon I ever saw I had to rent a big live trap from F&G to try and catch. I got their biggest size, the entrance was 2'x2' and it was 4' long. I baited it with an open can of sardines.

    The lard-butt couldn't even fit. After trying to ram his way in, he backed out and shook the trap sideways until the can came out. I was like :yikes:
     
  10. Teal

    Teal ...ice road...

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2011
    Messages:
    1,497
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    A lot!!
    Location:
    Northern California
    Home Page:
    Nice job, Strider! He wasn't going to let that one get away alive!
     
  11. Gypsydals

    Gypsydals New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2008
    Messages:
    2,804
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Way to go Strider!!!!
     
  12. JoLeigh

    JoLeigh New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2010
    Messages:
    581
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Greenville SC
    Woohoo go Strider!!! Sounds like he had a good night lol I love the smug look they get when they are proud of themselves
     
  13. speedydogs

    speedydogs Allons-y!

    Joined:
    May 2, 2011
    Messages:
    597
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    2 dogs, 1 cat
    Location:
    Ithaca, NY
    Home Page:
    Strider is so awesome!
     
  14. Renee750il

    Renee750il Felurian

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2003
    Messages:
    94,266
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    3, Bimmer, GSDX (m); Kharma, Fila Brasileiro (f);
    Location:
    Where the selas blooms
    Home Page:
    Really scary that they're coming in after the puppies.

    Good work, Big Fella.

    Love the mental picture of Strider on the roof . . . I hope the fall didn't jar him too badly or dislocate anything.
     
  15. Romy

    Romy Taxiderpy

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2006
    Messages:
    10,234
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Olympia, WA
    Naw, he's really bendy and springy still. Especially when he's in hunting mode. Borzois are like big cats that way.
     
  16. Lyzelle

    Lyzelle New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2012
    Messages:
    2,826
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Colorado
    Yep. That's the most epic story I've heard in a while. Go Strider!
     

Share This Page