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Old 07-30-2005, 01:45 PM
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Cool Eeeeewwwwww! Gross!!!!

Lyric's been having some digestive difficulties the last few days so I fed him some sticky rice which has bound him up some. His poops are dark on the outside and lightish brown on the inside and still kind of mushy inside, but out in the sun in the grass, the outside gets dark and kind of hard. OK....now you've got the visual going, right? Well, there's this pile of what looks like more of Lyric's poop, dark, quite firm. But upon closer examination, while armed with my pooper scooper, I cut it in half. It's dark and firm through and through. The other poops near by are reddish brown and mushy inside. Guess what was in the dark through and through, hard poop, but not in the brownish soft poop. Kazillions, thick of tiny, little parasites...wormy things, tiny....of some sort. It about gagged me. Guess what that poop turns out to be. It's bear poop! I haven't seen a bear in my yard yet this summer. No wonder the dogs have been barking their heads off lately. Yuk! And Jose is a major poop eater. What if he ate some of that. How dangerous is that? I cleaned it up promptly, but I sure hope that little poop eater didn't get anything with parasites in it.
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Old 07-30-2005, 02:09 PM
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How nasty is that, thanks for the visual, LOL! You might want to call the vet and ask about deworming Jose just in case, or at least keep a close eye on his poop for awhile. When Gunnar was a pup he had been de-wormed by the breeder but after a car ride about a week after I got him he vomited in the car and their was a long nasty worm wobbling it's head about in the puke, kind of like a cobra thing. It was soooooo gross.
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Old 07-30-2005, 02:48 PM
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Old 07-30-2005, 02:50 PM
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kind of like a cobra thing
OMG!!!! That is toooooo gross! Yeah...I better watch Jose.

I just had to walk way, way up through my woods to check on the condition of my spring from where I get my water. I was watching for more bear poop and singing my heart out so the bear/s would be sure to hear me coming. LOL. I've been trying to drain my spring by running my hoses 24/7. This helps clean out the junk on the bottom. But it just won't completely empty, keeps filling faster than I can get it out. I'd have to use a sump pump. Oh well...the water is running crystal clear.

LOL...I can't stop thinking and laughing about that cobra thing. Eeeewwwww!
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Old 07-30-2005, 03:15 PM
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I wish I could see a bear. From a safe distance, of course.
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Old 07-30-2005, 03:32 PM
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My charlie picked up a nondog worm at a cattle stock yard in Arizona when he was a wee pup. The worms destroyed the lining to his stomach and i almost lost him. He had to be on transfusions and then a rice and boiled meat diet for a year. i would deffinatley take a sample of the worm (did they look like tapes?..little grains of rice..segments) to your vet and inquire just to be on the safe side.
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Old 07-30-2005, 04:43 PM
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No, they did not look like tapes. They were skinnier and a tad longer. I've seen enough of those when I had cats. And I don't know if Jose ate any. I don't think so. It looked like an undistured pile. I'll be sure to watch him though. But that sounds awful what happend to Charlie. My goodness!!! Uggggg, the drawbacks to living in such a wilderness area.

Seeing a bear is neat. But I don't like seeing them in my yard, which I did a couple of times last summer...usually later when food is getting scarce. They come for the berries. When they become that brave, they can become dangerous, although everytime I've seen one, they're very shy and run off quickly. These are mostly black bears, but there are Grizzlys, but a little further north (10 miles) mostly. I'm very careful to not leave any food or garbage outside. But I do have raspberries and strawberries and a few vegetables. My dogs usually scare them off. Last summer, Jose, my Chi mix chased one away...a youngster. His little black butt was flying up the hill...poor baby.

Smkie, what kind of worm was this that Charlie got into? Now I've thrown the poop back into the woods and I don't think I'll find it easily. Should I get my dogs checked? I've lived here for a little over 4 yrs. and there have been bears around in the woods always, along with deer, moose, elk etc. Nothing so far. But maybe I should get a poop sample and have it checked. Hmmm(?)
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I can't imagine having bears in my yard! I get excited if I see a deer or even a bunny rabbit!
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Old 07-30-2005, 09:28 PM
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...... Lovely visual. ROFL!!

Actually though I encountered sort of the same thing on the ranch.. We had a small fruit orchard and of course the bears liked to get in there and eat some of the fruit, and they left "presents" for us. Except, I was a moron, and wondered what in the heck my dog ate to make such a huge pile!

Smkie, yikes!!
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Old 07-30-2005, 10:09 PM
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Thank you SOOOO MUCH for that enchanting visual, Dober I'm glad I'd finished my dinner . . . and that it wasn't anything with spaghetti pasta or rice . . . BLEAHH!
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