Wild predators find Yorkies yummy

By Susan Aiello • Published: January 1st, 2012
Category: Animal Airwaves

An eagle effortlessly soaring through the sky and a stealthy bobcat stalking an autumn field are wondrous views of nature’s majesty. But as we admire their natural beauty, we tend to forget that these striking creatures are also skilled hunters that sometimes attack pet animals for a meal.

Small dogs and cats left outdoors are relatively easy prey for ravenous raptors or peckish pumas trying to meet daily caloric needs. Similarly, coyotes, foxes and alligators aren’t picky about the lunch menu.

To protect our littlest family members, never leave pets outdoors unsupervised. Wild animals are unlikely to attack when people are around. And never feed your pet outdoors. Food attracts scavengers, and pets are less vigilant while they’re eating.

So enjoy nature, but take precautions to keep you and your tiny friends safe.