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Old Sunday 5th February 2006, 21:07   #1
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Hawk attacks dog

Hello
It doesn't look like anyone has mentioned this.
Yesterday morning I saw a news report on TV about how in Maryland, I forgot exactly where, a Chicquaqua, (how do you spell that? I forgot.) out in the front yard of it's masters home was attacked by a hawk and the hawk carried the little dog up a tree. But fortunately for the dog, it's owner, a 7 r. old girl, climbed up the tree and pulled her dog from the hawks talons. Her dog looked OK on the news but the girl's father said the her dog was in bad shape after what happened to it.
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Old Sunday 5th February 2006, 21:17   #2
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About two years, ago, a chihuahua was attacked in New York's Bryant Park by a peregrine falcon. The bird seemed to have confused it with a pigeon. The bird's nest was removed so that "New York's park users and their dogs might be safe." I think many New Yorkers detest pigeons so much, that they were favoring the falcon.

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Old Monday 6th February 2006, 00:22   #3
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About two years, ago, a chihuahua was attacked in New York's Bryant Park by a peregrine falcon. The bird seemed to have confused it with a pigeon. The bird's nest was removed so that "New York's park users and their dogs might be safe." I think many New Yorkers detest pigeons so much, that they were favoring the falcon.

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chihuahua i thought you said a dog. No wonder the hawk was confused. i have seen bigger brighter rats.
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Old Monday 6th February 2006, 02:06   #4
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chihuahua i thought you said a dog. No wonder the hawk was confused. i have seen bigger brighter rats.
How true. Can't blame the poor hawk when we breed animals to look like their prey (especially those little teacup chihuahuas). A few New York City rats I've seen would probably whip a falcon or a hawk. I think the birds have decided on easier prey.
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Old Monday 6th February 2006, 02:41   #5
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chihuahua i thought you said a dog. No wonder the hawk was confused. i have seen bigger brighter rats.
I have seen some pretty big rats in New York. Once I saw one running along the subway tracks with a full bagel in its mouth. (No kidding.)
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I have seen some pretty big rats in New York. Once I saw one running along the subway tracks with a full bagel in its mouth. (No kidding.)
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I always thought NY bagels were over-rated.
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Old Monday 6th February 2006, 07:45   #7
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I always thought NY bagels were over-rated.
But they sure beat those plastic-bagged things some of us have to settle for from the market. Ugh.
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Old Monday 6th February 2006, 07:58   #8
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Of course, some of us that have not grown up in the States, or in front of a box with the Simpsons et al, don't even know what a bagel is! :)
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Of course, some of us that have not grown up in the States, or in front of a box with the Simpsons et al, don't even know what a bagel is! :)
didn't the bagel originate in eastern Europe?

Here we are- first google of the working week...

"The bagel originated in Central Europe, probably in Poland. A 1610 document from Krakow mentions "beygls" given as a gift to women in childbirth..."

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Old Monday 6th February 2006, 08:35   #10
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didn't the bagel originate in eastern Europe?

Here we are- first google of the working week...

"The bagel originated in Central Europe, probably in Poland. A 1610 document from Krakow mentions "beygls" given as a gift to women in childbirth..."
Well, learn something every day ...there it is, originated in the country next door to me and I still only have a vague idea what it is (a bread roll of some sort?). Mind you, I've never been a pregant woman, so perhaps that is good reason for my ignorance :)))
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Old Monday 6th February 2006, 09:09   #11
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Jos, you can't beat a toasted New York onion bagel with cream cheese, tomato, and lox. A hell of a lot better than a chihuahua, that's for sure.

Actually, my opinion of raptors has gone down somewhat. I had no idea some of them had such bad taste!

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Of course, some of us that have not grown up in the States, or in front of a box with the Simpsons et al, don't even know what a bagel is! :)
Come on Jos, there must be the Simpsons on a box where you are too, or how would you now about them? We have seen them nearly everywhere during our circumnavigation. In Langkawi, Malaysia, international yachties and tourists would gather at the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club at 6:00 p.m. every evening for their Simpson fix. I never minded that. What really bothered me as a American travelling the world was the other show that airs worldwide.... ......Jerry Springer!!!
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Doh! Forgot what I was going to write before I saw Jos's comment. This is probably something only Californians would get. The Peregrine may have been thinking, "Yo quiero Taco Bell."
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Well, learn something every day ...there it is, originated in the country next door to me and I still only have a vague idea what it is (a bread roll of some sort?). Mind you, I've never been a pregant woman, so perhaps that is good reason for my ignorance :)))

Here you go, Jos -- photo and description: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bagel
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Come on Jos, there must be the Simpsons on a box where you are too, or how would you now about them?

Don't have a TV ..and never had one so far. Have seen the Simpsons on the odd occasion when at other peoples' homes (but don't recall any bagels) ...not sure if the Simpsons are on Lithuanian T.V., but wouldn't be surprised


PS never seen a chihuahua here either :) What a sheltered life I lead!
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Don't have a TV ..and never had one so far. Have seen the Simpsons on the odd occasion when at other peoples' homes (but don't recall any bagels) ...not sure if the Simpsons are on Lithuanian T.V., but wouldn't be surprised


PS never seen a chihuahua here either :) What a sheltered life I lead!
Well, I'm a huge dog lover, but I gotta tell you, you haven't missed much by not seeing a Chihuahua.
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Bagels. I can take them or leave them. I much prefer a "Kaiser" Roll. It's name comes from the germanic equivalent of Ceasar.

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Well, I'm a huge dog lover, but I gotta tell you, you haven't missed much by not seeing a Chihuahua.
Well, since you are a "huge" dog lover, do you prefer St. Bernards or Irish Wolfhounds over Chihuahua's or Scottish Terriers?
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Bagels. I can take them or leave them. I much prefer a "Kaiser" Roll. It's name comes from the germanic equivalent of Ceasar.

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Dear Ceaser,

I share your taste for my daily bread, especially as the New York bagel has become an inflated mutant, an old fashioned bagel on steroids. However, there is some thought that the kaiser roll's name came from the German word for cheese, Kase [with an umlaut over the a] The absence of this hard roll on my trips to the hinterlands, and even at the German Bakery in San Francisco, has been a deep disappointment to me. At least no one has made a "cinnamon raisin" Kaiser roll.

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["The bagel originated in Central Europe, probably in Poland. A 1610 document from Krakow mentions "beygls" given as a gift to women in childbirth..."[/quote]

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ROTFL - in childbirth? What - to clamp down on with your teeth?
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It seems I started something funny stuff! Your comments about bagels and New York City rats really were good.
Pinewood, a Peregrine Falcon up there in NYC? Have you ever seen any of them?
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It seems I started something funny stuff! Your comments about bagels and New York City rats really were good.
Pinewood, a Peregrine Falcon up there in NYC? Have you ever seen any of them?
Marcus,

I have not seen a peregrine in the city, but they have nests atop bridges and tall buildings, including a hospital on the East River.

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My Grandfather was Polish and I can tell you for sure that bagels originated in Eastern Europe, more specifically I think from Poland - we had them every Sunday for breakfast as a child. (not with cream cheese and salmon though!). When my grandfather died, my grandmother found a new 'male friend'. The biggest row I ever witnessed was over Bagels!! My grandmother insisting that what we were eating were bagels and the male companion insisting they were just bread rolls (and he wasn't even Jewish (no one argued with my Grandmother!) The best bagels in the UK Ive tasted were from Brick Lane in London.

If I were to have a dog in a roll (or bagel), I think I'd prefer a chihuahua than one of those awful tinned frankfurters! (Actually, I prefer wolfhounds but, as they say, I could never eat a whole one).

Nice to hear peregrines are in NY, seen several breeding pairs in my own City too.
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WOW Jos!!! Ditto - and I thought I was the only one!! Prefer reading, painting and birding myself
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