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Old 05-14-2014, 12:02 PM
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Check out this video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-Op...ature=youtu.be

All of my friends are posting about it because the cat saves the kid. Which granted, I also think is pretty dang cool (and surprising!)

But what I am more interested in is the dog. Why on EARTH do you think this dog attacked the boy in such an unprovoked way? Do you think he believed the kid to be prey?

I also find it weird because at the beginning of the movie, the dog is clearly going for it, but just before the bite he kinda slows down and carefully sidles over to grab the kid.
Anyways, I am not at all an expert on body language, but I know some of you are, so I thought I would post this so you can have a look at it. What kind of body language are you seeing?


I guess mostly I just can't believe what I am seeing. I have never seen such an unprovoked attack before
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Old 05-14-2014, 12:12 PM
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Wow. I thought this would be a video of an "unprovoked" attack... you know, kid making dog uncomfortable, dog gives calming signals then snaps. But holy crap that was scary. No comment. I can't see how the dog mistook the kid for prey because this wasn't a small child... though some of the body language was almost predatory.

Loved the cat.
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Old 05-14-2014, 12:27 PM
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Yeah, it's floating around my feed too. Pretty ****ed up. Prey drive gone haywire.
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Old 05-14-2014, 12:30 PM
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the dog seeming to try to drag the kid away is scary IMO, and that it is under observation, WTF is that?
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Old 05-14-2014, 12:31 PM
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I've watched this a few times now and I still don't see even the remotest indication of the child provoking the dog at all.

I'm going to go on the mentally unstable, potentially so-called self trained "attack dog" angle?

Glad it wasn't worse.
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Old 05-14-2014, 12:33 PM
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Scary of the dog for sure

I am not really surprised by the cat though. My one cat is always telling the dogs off. Back when I had Kali, who was a bit nutty, Kali would wake up from dead sleep and go after the other dogs. Never full on attack but enough that it was a scuffle. Fiona always came flying in to break it up...and it worked. Unfortunately, if my husband happened to be separating the dogs at the time Fiona showed up, he would get bit as I guess she viewed him as the biggest threat at the time and assumed he was the instigator.

Should add, while I am not surprised by that cats actions in general, it was very lucky and random for the timing to work out and the cat to decide to react. That is something to be very thankful for.
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Old 05-14-2014, 12:43 PM
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Oh good, I was going to post but its hard from my phone.

Yeah definitely prey drive IMO. That dog got excited when he saw the kid, stalked him, and grab/shook. Classic prey drive. The hesitation was him getting in line for a good hold.

And yes, the cat was excellent.
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Old 05-14-2014, 01:08 PM
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Holy crappoli! That cat was amazing! No, that dog attacked unprovoked for sure. It was just awful. What a fantastic cat! I'd be giving it a party. I didn't get why the mother, after looking her son over, left him again by himself.
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Old 05-14-2014, 01:22 PM
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Maybe to save the cat, or to get the parents if she wasn't his mom.
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Holy crappoli! That cat was amazing! No, that dog attacked unprovoked for sure. It was just awful. What a fantastic cat! I'd be giving it a party. I didn't get why the mother, after looking her son over, left him again by himself.
There was an article that was originally paired with the video that said that she left her son to chase the dog away as it was still in the vicinity. She was bitten as a result.
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