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LGD & Sheepdog interaction with large carnivore accounts
kingkazma Wrote:Cougar kills dog in Gypsum

Quote:"Bubba" was killed by a mountain lion outside Tara Haymond's back door in Gypsum around 2 a.m. Sunday. The dog was about 150 pounds and "abnormally large for a Great Pyrenees," Haymond said.

GYPSUM, Colorado - Tara Haymond woke up at 2 a.m. Sunday to the sound of Bubba, her 150-pound Great Pyrenees dog, crying.

"I thought I better tell him to be quiet so he wouldn't bother the neighbor," she said.

She opened the sliding door next to the bed and discovered a mountain lion on top of Bubba.

"There is nothing in anybody that would prepare them to find that," she said.

The 47-year-old grabbed a shotgun but couldn't find ammunition, so she started hitting the cougar with the gun.

"The cat didn't even flinch," she said. "Then I realized the cat might hurt me so I stopped. I guess I might be lucky in that way."

Her husband was home and she also called a neighbor and Eagle County Sheriff's deputies to the scene, which is near the Sky Legend neighborhood at Gypsum's Cotton Ranch development.

The cougar was still on the dog when they arrived and didn't move until the sheriff fired on it several times, Haymond said.

Bubba was still suffering, however, so the sheriff put him down as well at the owners' request.

The deputy was unavailable for comment.

According to John Grove with the Colorado Division of Wildlife, the mountain lion was young - about nine months to a year old - and it was very skinny. Probably it was sick or starving or both, which could result in such atypical behavior as attacking an animal in a populated area. Since this was an anomaly, residents shouldn't be overly worried about any more "aggressive" animals in the area, Grove said.

The town of Gypsum is encouraging residents to be alert for future mountain lion encounters.

The large cats are considered to be nocturnal animals, so it is ideal for dogs, house cats and other domestic animals to be brought inside from dusk until dawn. Additionally, small children should not be left alone outside after dark and should not be left to play outside in more remote areas at any time.

Though the number of mountain lion/human interactions has increased in recent years, the number of fatal attacks on humans remains very small. There have been less than two dozen fatal attacks in the last 100 years. Most of the attacks were by young lions, forced to hunt on their own. Young mountain lions may key in on easy prey, such as pets and small children. They can be attracted to pet food and trash left outside, especially in cold temperatures.

Haymond feels that residents in her area should've been more vigilant about alerting each other to possible danger.

"A little advance notice could've prevented this," she said. "I believe it's really important that neighbors tell each other when they see a cougar in their driveway. People had known the cat was around and didn't say anything. There are kids in the area. Fortunately this [victim] was a four-legged kid and not a two-legged one. If I had known I might've had a round in my shotgun."

Haymond is also appreciative of the neighborhood's show of love for her dog, which she described as sweet and shy.

"Everyone - the whole neighborhood - happened to show up at just the right time and we buried him," she said.

Besides Bubba, Haymond and her husband also have three dogs and three cats, but the third cat has been missing for a few days.

Haymond expressed despair.

"I felt hopeless when I couldn't find any bullets, utterly hopeless," she said. "And I still feel hopeless."
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Taipan Wrote:

Excerpt from the documentary "Le Patou, protection dog" by Michel Tonelli.

Taipan Wrote:Two Mongolian LGD's and a Snow Leopard:

Taipan Wrote:Tibetan Mastiffs and a Bear. (Dont know where though!)

Taipan Wrote:
HugeHyena Wrote:[b]Great Pyrenees vs. Coyote[/b]

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We live on a hobby farm near South Mountain. The guys who hunt coyotes with their hounds chased one into our backyard. Beau was in on the action. He was the one who went in for the actual fight and his bloody face bears witness to the event (you should see the other guy!). The hunters then came in with a loop that went around the coyote's neck and dragged him away and put him in a cage (I don't know what they do after that). Annie and Liza, our miniature doodles, watched everything from inside and were going bananas.The shot of Beau is taken a few hours later - he was quite tuckered out from the chase, fight and antibiotics the hunter gave him for the cuts. I'm not sure that they will want his marred puss for the cover of PlayBeau magazine! .....this was taken about two weeks ago, and Beau is fine now.
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Wasn't there a case of a female Anatolian Shepherd who got attacked by a Leopard, got injured, ran away from those treating her and walked 10km back to her farm?
Human-carnivore conflicts over livestock depredation are increasingly common, yet little is understood about the role of husbandry in conflict mitigation. As shepherds and guarding dogs are most commonly used to curb carnivore attacks on grazing livestock, evaluation and improvement of these practices becomes an important task. We addressed this issue by studying individual leopard (Panthera pardus) attacks o sheep and goats in 34 villages near Golestan National Park, Iran. We obtained and analyzed data on 39 attacks, which included a total loss of 31 sheep and 36 goats in 17 villages. We applied non-parametric testing, Poisson Generalized Linear Modelling (GLM) and model selection to assess how numbers of sheep and goats killed per attack are associated with the presence and absence of shepherds and dogs during attacks, depredation in previous years, villages, seasons, ethnic groups, numbers of sheep and goats kept in villages, and distances from villages to the nearest protected areas. We found that 95.5% of losses were inflicted in forests when sheep and goats were accompanied by shepherds (92.5% of losses) and dogs (77.6%). Leopards tended to kill more sheep and goats per attack (surplus killing) when dogs were absent in villages distant from protected areas, but still inflicted most losses when dogs were present, mainly in villages near protected areas. No other variables affected numbers of sheep and goats killed per attack. These results indicate that local husbandry practices are ineffectual and the mere presence of shepherds and guarding dogs is not enough to secure protection. Shepherds witnessed leopard attacks, but could not deter them while dogs did not exhibit guarding behavior and were sometimes killed by leopards. In an attempt to make practical, low-cost and socially acceptable improvements in local husbandry, we suggest that dogs are raised to create a strong social bond with livestock, shepherds use only best available dogs, small flocks are aggregated into larger ones and available shepherds herd these larger flocks together. Use of deterrents and avoidance of areas close to Golestan and in central, core areas of neighboring protected areas is also essential to keep losses down.
They sometimes used dogs that did not show guard behavior or even bonded with the flock? No wonder they get their livestock killed, it is basically little different from a Leopard stealing from African Wild Dogs at that point.
Wolves killed several sheep and injured flock protection dogs in consecutive night attacks in Northeast Oregon.

A news release from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said it was first time protection dogs have been injured by wolves. The livestock producer said three of the five dogs he had on guard were injured and a fourth is missing. “He was the most aggressive one; more than likely he’s dead, he hasn’t turned up anywhere,” the producer said.

The producer said an armed herder was camped on site when the wolves attacked. He heard noise but in the darkness was unable to make out what was going on, the producer said. He said 10 sheep were killed, including two bucks. ODFW originally reported eight ewes were killed.

The guard dogs were an Anatolian-Akbash-Pyrenees cross the producer breeds himself. He said the dogs probably were no match for a wolf. The injured dogs will recover physically, but may be mentally beat down.

“Wolves are just bigger and meaner and smarter,” he said.

There are many interesting information on russian language. Stories about a lone wolf who killed a lagre dog.
Apparently this a wolf attacking Tibetan Mastiffs:

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Kangals bark on wolf, who eats a dog

Wolves attacks mother and young kangal

Boar steal food from dogs

Little wolves and dogs interaction

Turkish wolves and dogs interaction

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  • Taipan
Wolf killer or food of wolves - you decide.

Wolf kills Tibetan Mastiff.

Quote:State wildlife officials say a dog guarding cattle in southern Oregon has died after being attacked by a wolf.
The report released Wednesday says an examination of the Tibetan mastiff’s body revealed 25 puncture wounds and scrape marks all over its body.
Tibetan Mastiff chasing off 4 Wolves (I count 4 at least, just barely).

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Lgd hazing hyena
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(10-19-2018, 02:00 PM)Lycaon Wrote: Lgd hazing hyena
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Can you repost this?
(10-19-2018, 02:00 PM)Lycaon Wrote: Lgd hazing hyena
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AWD is not herd dog.

The dog-eating leopard successfully captured

A team of vets and conservationist leading by the Iranian Cheetah Socity’s expert Mohammad Farhadinia, successfully captured a Persian leopard in a Tazeh Qal’eh village in North Khorasan province.
After a series of attacks to villagers’ domestic stock and herding dogs, the North Khorasan Office of Iran DoE asked the ICS expert and his fellow vets to capture the problem leopard.
Tazeh Qal’eh is located just near the Iranian border with Turkmenistan. The number of leopard attacks had been sharply increased during this fall, and even in two separate incidents two residents had been injured by the leopard.
The local wildlife authority had tried different traditional methods to keep the leopard away from the village, including setting fire, using torch lights, and frequently patrolling around the village. However, these efforts had been failed to reduce the leopard depredation incidents.
The captured team deployed three foot snare traps in and around the village and in less than three nights they could successfully captured the problem leopard. Early investigations revealed that indeed the leopard ages 12-14 years, one of the oldest Persian leopards so far detected in the wild. The male leopard, later name “Omid'” meaning hope, was found to lost his canine teeth and suffers from sever mouth and dental problems. The team decided to transfer Omid to Tehran where a he can receive medical treatment. Omid is now kept at Iran DoE’s Pardisan Rehabilitation Centre. The capture team and authorities believe that Omid can not be released back into the wild.

This pretty old #leopard killed more than 15 dogs and attacked three people, along #Iran #Turkmenistan border. We had to capture and trans locate him to captivity. Poor dental condition

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The Foundation team visited the site where a herd dog had reportedly been killed by a leopard at the request of our national partner, Khorasan Razavi Department of the Environment. Located at a local fisheries facility in Dorbadam Protected Area, the dog’s carcass was visited over a few consecutive nights by a leopard which was thought to be an adult in its prime.

However, photos taken by local nature fans revealed a remarkable journey, from Tandoureh National Park to the depredation site, a straight line distance of some 30 km. The leopard – in fact a very old male – had been previously photographed in Tandoureh by our camera traps in July 2015, so we were able to identify him from his rosette patterns, which are unique to each individual. Going against local requests to capture and remove him, we decided that the leopard should not be subjected to such an intervention as this was his only known depredation in the area. Nevertheless, we had to consider that leaving the dog carcass where it was could encourage the leopard to stay around for a longer period, which might result in its death at the hands of illegal local hunters.

The Foundation experts therefore recommended that the carcass be removed from the immediate vicinity of the fisheries facility to discourage the leopard from returning. We also had to come up with further intervention measures in case the leopard did become a problem, as well as being prepared to undertake the fairly intensive monitoring needed to obtain information locally about other conflict situations that might arise. Fortunately, after the carcass was removed and placed elsewhere, the leopard took the kill to a hiding place and then left. Two months later no report of further conflict had been received by the local rangers.

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Amur leopard and guard dog (Russia)

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The herd dog killed by the leopard and used as bait for the trap (Photo: A. R. Shahrdari).

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This old chap started killing dogs, something usual among old #leopards in NE Iran

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Poor dogs. But leopard just want to eat.

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