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    Defaultencounters with dangerous animals?

    Has anyone ever encountered a dangerous animal while on a walk with their lab( coyote, wolf, bear, mountain lion,etc..) ? How did you lab react?

    Just wondering since i saw that a coyote was seen in the park sometime ago where we go.


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    We see coyotes quite a lot on our walks (and in our backyard) and thankfully Misty doesn't always notice them, if she does I think she thinks it's a dog because she acts the same way as when we see other dogs. Thankfully (or luckily) usually the coyote sees us first and leaves.
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    Only thing wild we would see around here really are gators. I have lost a dog to a gator in the past and wont walk dogs by a lake now.

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    We run up on coyotes all the time. They will leave PDQ when they see a human.
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    Nope. But then there are no dangerous wild animals in this county to begin with.

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    No only the mother in law ;D

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    coyotes do not stick around when we are around.

    We saw a bear on one of our hikes last summer. Luckily I had the dogs leashed because I sensed that something was around. He wasn't the least bit interested in us. But we high-tailed out pretty quick.



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    Quote Originally Posted by kaznalf
    No only the mother in law ;D
    Bwwwaahaaahaaa.

    Ummm, nothing else to add ... just had to say that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChowHound
    Quote Originally Posted by kaznalf
    No only the mother in law ;D
    Bwwwaahaaahaaa.

    Ummm, nothing else to add ... just had to say that.
    LOL nah seriously though we havent got animals like that in this country only normal cats and dogs all rest are in zoos lol

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    Angus wants to play with everything and everyone. Thankfully the local widlife run away first.

    At a friend's lakefront cottage about 15 years ago, we were hiking in the woods with the family's black lab/sheppard mix. We came about 50 metres away from a bear. The bear stood on it's back legs & sniffed the air as we loudly backed away (making noise to scare it off...I recall the "noises" we were making were yelling "OH F*CK, A BEAR!!!!! and clapping. I have no idea why we started clapping though. I've heard of nervous laughter... is there such a thing as nervous clapping?) The dog stayed between us and the bear the entire time, barking, but not approaching it. Eventually the bear had enough sniffing trundled back into the woods and we high-tailed it out of there. It obviously wasn't a momma bear or we would have all been toast.

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