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Feral beagles terrorize NY

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  1. Brian in Oregon

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    Updated: Sun., Jan. 31, 2010, 12:27 PM<br>
    Savage beagles terrorize East End

    By TAYLOR K. VECSEY

    Last Updated: 12:27 PM, January 31, 2010

    Posted: 3:28 AM, January 31, 2010

    Charlie Brown, watch your back -- a plague of vicious wild beagles has struck Long Island!

    These floppy-eared terrors are no lovable Snoopys -- they're abandoned hunting dogs that live in packs and have gone from humble pets to hounds from hell.

    Mattituck resident Dot Faszczewski came face to face with the canine menace two weeks ago, when she was set upon by a group of crazed, hungry beagles as she walked her pet dogs near her parents' Orient Point home.

    She said it was like a scene from a werewolf movie.

    "They were barking so ferociously that I thought they were going to attack my dogs," she said of the Jan. 16 scare.

    Her dogs -- who are much bigger than be agles -- were too scared to even bark back.

    "I grabbed the two dogs and ran inside," she said. "I just closed the door when they jumped at the door, and they broke that aluminum portion underneath."

    The attack happened in a flash. It was only when the 61-year-old dog lover was safely inside that she made the shocking realization her howling attackers weren't coyotes or Rottweilers, but were three frothing, short-legged, brown-and-white beagles.

    "I thought 'Why would they be so ferocious?' The bark that they were barking, like they really wanted to eat me up!" she told The Post.

    They "were probably cold, hungry and desperate," she said.

    The angry beagles that attacked Faszczewski are part of a huge community of feral beagles that roams the woods and fields of eastern Long Island after being abandoned by hunters who used them to track down rabbits.

    According to local activists, some hunters act like small-time Donald Trumps, firing the dogs that don't do well during the November-to-February hunting season. One told a shelter worker, "If you don't take the dog, I'll shoot it in the head."

    "If they don't perform, they don't have a use for them," said Pam Green, who runs Kent Animal Shelter in Calverton.

    Despite the beagles' small size and normally playful dispositions, they normally group up in vicious packs to hunt for food once they are on their own.

    One year, as many as 30 or 40 beagles were abandoned, and two were found dead.

    Green said five dogs have been picked up on the North Fork so far this hunting season. She expects to see more when the season ends in a month.

    But animal activists are trying to help by publicizing the plight of the wild beagles and trying to find homes for them.

    It's a challenge. While purebred beagles can sell for hundreds or thousands of dollars, most dumped hounds are young, poorly trained and not housebroken.

    "They're certainly not treated as a pet," Green said. "They've lived in crates."

    Most are also not spayed or neutered because hunters believe "fixed" dogs lose their hunger for prey.

    Two shelters now have five former feral beagles up for adoption between them. And they said that with love and care these abandoned hounds can become loving pets once again.
     
  2. Hoosier Daddy

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    Killer Beagles?
     
  3. CalvinMD

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    BS. Hunters love their dogs. HMB
     
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    I live on the North fork of Long Island and have never heard of this or read about it.
     
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    20 or so years ago a friend of mine had a couple of beagles. He worked 2nd shift and came home one night about midnight and found his dogs gone. He didn't know what happened to em, didn't know if they got loose or were stolen. This by the way was a week before rabbit season. When hunting season ended he came home from work and found the dogs tied to a concrete block in his driveway.

    Some sob stole his dogs and keep em for hunting then returned em after the season was up. There are some real winners out there.
     
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    They should round 'em up and train them to kill all the rats, including the mayor.
     
  8. Brian in Oregon

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  10. CalvinMD

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    Wow ..a pack of Beagles...what a way to die...licked to death by a happy bunch o Snoopies
     
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    To interrogate the terrorists they should tie them to the floor on their backs and turn a bunch of 8 week old beagle puppies loose on them and let the puppies lick them til they talk, I bet it would not take long.

    tom
     
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    for terrorists ,..tie them bent over kneeling with pants down..THEN let the puppies loose...after repeated application of ice cold doggie noses to the brown eye...they will sing like birds
     
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