Hawk Swoops In To Snatch Puppy In The Park
This footage shows the terrifying moment a dog was nearly snatched by a swooping hawk.
The 17-month-old pup, called Sugar Foot (strong name), was gleefully running through the park looking like she was having the time of her life when the bird of prey nearly swiped her.
Her (probably terrified) owner caught the whole thing on video - it occurred while they were enjoying themselves at Overbrook Park in Philadelphia on 22 September.
Sugar Foot's owner, Natalaya Hines, recorded the close encounter in slow motion as the whole fiasco unfolded, showing Sugar Food continuing to scramble forwards, happily oblivious to the danger.
Natalaya said she was 'trying to catch priceless moments' of the little dog scampering about, adding that she 'would have been devastated' if anything were to have happened to her beloved pupper.
Luckily, the experience hasn't made her afraid to bring her dog in the park, as she said: "I see myself letting her out still... I'll just stay cautious for signs of danger."
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It seems Sugar Foot isn't the only dog to have caught the ire of birds on the lookout for something tasty. Just two months ago, a chihuahua was casually minding its own business when it was suddenly carried off by a seagull.
The four-year-old pooch known as Gizmo was just chilling in owner Becca Hill's backyard in Devon back in July.
Just then, Becca said that a seagull swooped down and grabbed the dog with its beak and flew off.
Speaking to Devon Live, the 24-year-old said she and her partner were devastated: "It carried Gizmo a fair way as we couldn't see him anymore. I have no idea if he was dropped or where he is now."
Becca issued an appeal on social media, hoping someone might have information about where her beloved pet had gotten to.
As yet, Gizmo has not been found, but the missing dog still became something of a cult hero online - two friends in Pontefract, West Yorkshire even got tattoos to commemorate the tragic event.
Does this mean we're likely to see further incidences of our feathered friends preying on man's best friend? What a terrifying thought.
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