Wednesday, May 18, 2011

VIDEO: The Bird That Terrorizes My Dogs



Explain this? Anyone?

10 comments:

Robert Kayian said...

Steve:

This is a perfect example of "Birds of Prey" and yes you should be concerned. Small animals have been injured or killed by birds. If you love you animals never allow them to wander outside without a leash and supervision.Remember pets are our responsibility.

Anonymous said...

That's a mockingbird. There's probably a nest nearby.

THE STRIP PODCAST said...

Robert - the dogs were off-leash so I could film this. They're generally on leash and the bird does it then, too. That's how I noticed it.

kara70 said...

It's not a Bird of Prey. It's a mockingbird guarding a nest.

That means you need to watch your head too. They're pretty fearless, but they'll just divebomb you and poke you with their beak, at worst.

Jeff Simpson said...

Funny stuff. Good soundtrack.

Roberta said...

It is probably a nest. We had this with Sparky a few years ago. About this time of year, in or around the pool a bird would attack. Then we saw a hatchling coming out of the shrubs / palms behind our pool's waterfall. Once it was big enough to fly away it stopped, but we couldn't let her out by herself until then. It happened again the next spring, but then the birds must have moved to a new nesting spot and it hasn't happened since.

Anonymous said...

Did Miles by chance download 'Angry Birds' for that fancy new Android phone? Just sayin'

Anonymous said...

Surprised they aren't attacking you too. They're protecting a nest.

LinFromNJ said...

a mockingbird. probably a nest nearby. they used to dive-bomb PollyEster's cage when I brought her outside. a bird dive-bombing another bird.

LinFromNJ said...

blue jays will do the same thing and are much more aggressive.