In Austin, Texas, the unthinkable happened. According to Austin Animal Center a small Chihuahua was carried off by a hungry hawk and then dropped by the bird of prey in mid air. Not only did the puppy survive the fall, but the physical damage done by the birds talons was minimal. The shelter put out this statement:
We’d like to introduce you to this nugget, who we’ve all taken to calling “Miracle Puppy”. This teeny tiny guy was picked up by a hawk and then subsequently dropped from mid-air. It’s a miracle that he not only survived, but that the wounds on his head and chest are fairly mild. This sweetie is now recovering in a foster home for the next few weeks.
Let Miracle Puppy’s story be a reminder to protect your small pets from wildlife! Hawks, owls and coyotes will prey on small animals, even in your fenced backyard. If you have small pets, keep eyes on them at all times while outside.