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Dogs hunting pelicans at Pichilingue?

  • Dogs hunting pelicans at Pichilingue?

    Posted by laguera on July 28, 2022 at 4:24 pm

    A video of a pack of wild dogs were filmed in the water at Puerto de Pichilingue, attacking and killing at least one pelican that was in the area. The video is quickly circulating on social media and public opinion seems divided on the subject, with about half of those commenting expressing anger over those who dump their dogs in the area and the other half feeling that the dogs were doing what they had to do to survive.

    Many expressed concern for other vulnerable species in the area as well as the general public who visit the area to cool off and swim. While I truly feel for the abandoned dogs, my heart goes out for these magnificent birds and other animal life in the area. I hope the local authorities take action.

    miraflores replied 1 year, 12 months ago 11 Members · 16 Replies
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  • cabodream

    July 28, 2022 at 4:29 pm

    OMG, that’s awful! Local rescue organizations should be called.

  • sawdogger

    July 28, 2022 at 4:42 pm

    It’s the food chain in action folks. I see it happen all around me every day here where I live. Coyotes, foxes and birds of prey capturing and eating birds, squirrels, mice, rabbits and other small critters. Mountain lions catching and eating coyotes, raccoons, deer and even porcupines.

    And don’t even get me started on what humans do.

    • BajaGringo

      July 28, 2022 at 5:04 pm

      True, but this seems more like the food chain off the rails

  • cabodream

    July 28, 2022 at 4:50 pm

    Where on social media? I can’t find anything on it.

  • guacamole

    July 28, 2022 at 5:00 pm

    My wife just saw this in her twitter feed – seems weird that the pelican wouldn’t just fly away if it could.

    • sawdogger

      July 29, 2022 at 11:12 am

      That would have been the normal response for a pelican in that situation which makes me think it was injured.

      • laguera

        July 29, 2022 at 6:10 pm

        Something was wrong with the poor animal to not just fly away, right?

  • bajabill

    July 28, 2022 at 5:15 pm

    My aunt lives in another county and in her neighborhood, feral cats were taking down a lot of birds and one day it was either state or county animal control shows up setting out hundreds of traps for the cats, catching them and euthanizing them. This went on for a few weeks and it caused quite a stir, splitting the community down the middle. All hell broke loose when they mistakenly placed one of the traps on private property and caught the feline pet of a retired city councilwoman. Their policy said they were going to hold the cats for 72 hours but as it turns out they were putting them down as soon as they got back to wherever they were supposed to hold them. Probably too many cats to hold for that long. So the cats owner was alerted that her cat was trapped and she got there only to find her dead cat lying in a pile of other cats, still wearing her collar and tag. It’s a complicated issue and not sure exactly where I sit on this one.

  • bajajeepers

    July 28, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    I saw the video and some of the dogs looked sort of thin. They are carnivorous animals and when hungry will hunt for something to eat, just like humans and every other species have been doing since the beginning of time.

  • amandae

    July 28, 2022 at 6:58 pm

    Every town in Baja I have been to has this problem with homeless dogs and cats. I really breaks my heart.

    • bajabill

      July 29, 2022 at 10:41 am

      Seems to be typical with most countries around the world unfortunately but I agree, it’s difficult to watch and not be affected.

  • nashsimpson

    July 29, 2022 at 12:01 pm

    This is NOT the natural food chain. Those dogs were domesticated (by humans) and then dumped there. This is how humans continue to screw up the natural order of this amazing planet.

    People SUCK sometimes.

    • miraflores

      July 30, 2022 at 10:13 am

      You are right, people are so irresponsible some times and these poor animals pay the price.

  • blitzer

    July 29, 2022 at 5:53 pm

    I have dogs and they do love to hunt but that does seem a bit extreme. They must have been really hungry!

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