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OK, so I got up this morning and let my westie out(Toby still sleeping) Went out after and picked up yesterdays dog dirt from the garden.About 10minutes later Toby heads for the garden. He is out there alone for about 10minutes which is unusual for him as he usually does his stuff and comes in immediately. I hear him scraping the door and I let him in and feed both dogs Whilst they are eating I go out and pick up Toby's toilet and that is when I see a mass of BIRD Feathers and a BIRD'S HEAD on the grass.!!!

Do you think it is possible that a basset hound could catch a bird, kill it,, rip the feathers off and then eat it, all in the space of about 10minutes, and then come in and eat his breakfast? :huh:

If it had been my westie, I would have believed her capable of this, as she has a strong prey drive, but I find it hard to believe that a basset could do this to another animal.

Just wondering if anyone else has seen this type of behaviour in their hound?
 

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Thanks for the replies folks. Looks as if he did eat it as he has the most awful wind (never has that) and today, runny stools.

L&S I am laughing at your reply, :D That is what I would have said if asked this question a couple of days ago. Not so sure now though.

Woebegon,I've been on your website several times and my guy is taller, thinner and I think lighter boned than your beauties. He is a rescue, and from what I have read on this forum, obviously the result of a BYB or puppymill, but he can run like the wind and chases ANYTHING that moves.Never thought if he caught anything he would kill it though.Never seen a pic of a 'field basset,' but I'm guessing they would look like him.

Shallb, no remains in the house,I think if he did I would consider a muzzle :eek:

And Terry, yes there are cats in the neighbourhood and lots of foxes. Worth a thought!!

It's good to know that other bassets do this too. I'm going to phone the vet and see if she recommends giving me his worming tablets earlier than usual in case he has picked up some parasites. :(
 
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