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Massacre of moorhens in Endcliffe Park

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Yesterday afternoon whilst walking in Endcliffe Park by the far pond it was lovely to see a group of 6 very tiny moorhen chicks swimming with, and being fed by their parents. Even more special given the delayed breeding season due to the bad weather earlier this year.

Walking back later it was horrifying to see an out of control dog rampaging in the pond whilst it's owners shouted ineffectually from the edge. I saw the dog swim up to and swallow one of the chicks whole, and then go onto the island where the others and the parents were sheltering.I couldn't bear to stay to see any more but could hear the squawking...the owners continued to do nothing but shout at the dog.

This morning there was no sign of any moorhens on the pond, neither chicks nor adults.

If you can not control your dog, please keep it on a lead near wildlife!

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I love dogs, but...if a dog is that aggressive it needs to be muzzled as well.

Who says the next time it goes bananas it's not in a playground?

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Here we go :rolleyes:

 

Were talking massacre here, Mickey.

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Dogs like that could threaten other things.

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People should keep dogs on a lead in public parks.

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Dogs should be banned from public parks.

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This is a terrible story, surely other people were around who can verify and testify this event to the police. The owner of this dog will almost certainly be a regular user of this park and others nearby and should not be too difficult to recognise and report to the Pollice as this type of dog control needs regulating.

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Nope, some dogs get out of hand.

 

Incidents like the one above should be followed up.

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How awful, people should respect the beautiful nature that we have around us..

 

Just glad I wasn't there to see this happen, otherwise I would have been the one in trouble!

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Posts have been removed. Personal comments are to cease.

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