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Old 09-24-2013, 02:09 AM
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What goes around comes around...

I can't imagine her demise was very pleasant.

But when you play with fire, sometimes you get burned.

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A human skull and jawbone were found on the property of a missing Kentucky woman who authorities said Monday may have been eaten by some of the dozens of hybrid wolf-dogs she kept in her yard.
Kentucky woman, 67, believed to have been eaten by her own wolf-dogs - U.S. News

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Per the article, she likely died of natural causes before being eaten. I'd imagine that any pet carnivore would do the same, given lack of other suitable food sources.
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Old 09-24-2013, 02:46 AM
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I cared for a wolf hybrid once for several months when I lived with some friends in rural eastern WA. Half Norwegian Elkhound, which are not huge but not small either. This particular wolf-dog was huge. Never acted out dangerously to humans but was a problem on their land as they leased 40 acres and a house in the midst of a 1000 cattle ranch, on which cattle grazed. The critter took down a calf once (before my arrival), my buddy managed to intervene before the calf was seriously injured - good thing as they might have lost their lease over it.

My take is that it's not a good idea - the hybrid thing. Unpredictable animals and usually big and powerful. My friends were given this one and took it in out of kindness but seems a lot of people want them for the badness factor.

But yeah, sounds like this woman was nuts.
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Old 09-24-2013, 03:01 AM
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I sort of understand the part of taking in sick/weak animals to help them - but this woman was a nut and took it to a whole different level. No surprise they ate her when they were starved.
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Old 09-24-2013, 03:07 AM
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Per the article, she likely died of natural causes before being eaten. I'd imagine that any pet carnivore would do the same, given lack of other suitable food sources.
There's no "likely" in the article, you're imputing that.

All it says is "investigators ... believe," although they don't say why.

It's just as "likely" that there is no evidence either way, and they don't want to cause undue worry by referencing the possibility that her dogs did her in.
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Old 09-24-2013, 04:17 AM
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From my little reading and study on the matter, I'd say it's definitely possible that they did her in. There were enough of them to go into some kind of 'pack mode' where hunting instinct would kick in.

I worked for an Indian guy on his ranch in CO back in '92. Wild, likable and slightly crazy guy, he had a half wolf, half golden retriever that was huge. Kept him in a large pen most of the time, maybe 15 x 20. Almost Great Dane tall but thicker, closer to a St. Bernard actually. He also had a pure blood female Keeshond which he had bred to the wolf/retriever. He kept one of the puppies, a few months old at the time. Wild looking dog, would almost liked to have had one of that litter but that was before my time there - he'd given them away.
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Old 09-24-2013, 06:41 PM
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Circle of life.
Yep. There was meat in the yard and they were hungry.
Other than the general weirdness of animal hoarding, where's the story here?
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A gross but true story

I was a medic in Richmond VA. We once responded to a "check the welfare" call originated from a family member out of state.

On arrival, we found three weeks of newspapers on the front porch and you could smell the funk of death. There were what sounded like two dogs barking inside the house. We gained entry with the help of the Fire Department and found the homeowner dead in her bedroom. The two small mongrel dogs were certainly glad to see us but .... they had eaten her right leg down to the bone and her head was off her body and on the floor with her face eaten off.

Animal Control took the dogs. You don't have to be a big fierce dog to eat someone, you only have to be hungry enough.

My partner said that the first thing he did when he got home that night was feed his dog.
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Old 09-24-2013, 09:42 PM
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Dogs, wolf hybrid or not, are omnivorous scavengers by nature. This is unsurprising.
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I was a medic in Richmond VA. We once responded to a "check the welfare" call originated from a family member out of state.

On arrival, we found three weeks of newspapers on the front porch and you could smell the funk of death. There were what sounded like two dogs barking inside the house. We gained entry with the help of the Fire Department and found the homeowner dead in her bedroom. The two small mongrel dogs were certainly glad to see us but .... they had eaten her right leg down to the bone and her head was off her body and on the floor with her face eaten off.

Animal Control took the dogs. You don't have to be a big fierce dog to eat someone, you only have to be hungry enough.

My partner said that the first thing he did when he got home that night was feed his dog.


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I can't imagine her demise was very pleasant.

But when you play with fire, sometimes you get burned.



Kentucky woman, 67, believed to have been eaten by her own wolf-dogs - U.S. News
A dogs gotta eat. besides, it's probably payback for Korea.
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Not an uncommon occurrence. Especially elderly without people that check up on them often. What do you think the cats eat when Crazy Old Cat Lady kicks the bucket?

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