MonsterMalak wrote:Sorry to hear about your dog. Not only an investment in time, but also a working partner. I have been told by many people in Lion country that the lions will seldom attack a LGD.
Do you feel any special circumstances were involved beside the dogs iaolation away from the others?
What breed was the LGD?
Good luck in the future!
The dog killed, Steve, was a Maremma/Tatra cross. He was about 10 years old and had some issues with his hind legs so he wasn't quick getting up. He always stayed with his flock and had a habit (like our other dogs) of positioning himself between the flock and what could be considered a dangerous area....in this case an area of steep cliffs and rocks. Three other younger, very capable dogs were taking care of another part of our flock which was grazing rangeland and not in the area. I think in this case Steve was either sleeping when attacked or trying to get away. Very sad.....he was a sweet dog, very dependable and great with lambing ewes.
A couple of years ago we had another dog that was attacked by something and had long gashes down her back. She survived.
We've brought the other flock and dogs in from range and merged them so shouldn't have any more problems. However we're sad about old Steve and are still hopeful we'll get this lion.