Dog Rescues Canine Pal From Owl
When Patrick Evans heard a commotion in his back yard one evening late last month, he went outside expecting to scold his dogs for fighting.
But what he saw was a battle of a much different sort — a great horned owl attached to one dog, with another trying to fight it off.
Fresh from an Army tour in Iraq, Evans’ daughter Amy was visiting for the holidays with her husband, five kids and two dogs. One of her dogs, Ramadi, a 7-pound shih-poo (a mix between a shih-tzu and miniature poodle), was in the back yard with her parents’ rottweiler, Eli, and their 70-pound boxer, Sadie.
“When I came out the door I saw Sadie on top of something and thought it must be another dog, but it was really dark so I couldn’t see,” said Evans.
He called the rottweiler inside. Little Ramadi came running too, dragging something, with Sadie giving chase.