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Posted: 2/23/2006 4:31:45 PM EDT
My blue heeler woke me up at 0400 this morning raising hell about something in my carport. I could not find one my two Glock 23's that was suppoose to be within arms reach of my bed nor my Surefire. I know, I know, major screw up.

I asked my wife to give me her Glock 23C. She quickly gave it to me. I go to the door in a pair of boxers and OPEN IT. Next Screw up.

A rather large Tennessee Raccoon decides the open door is his escape route from the nipping Heeler. When the door opened Daisy, my Heeler, really came unglued. The fight is on at my naked feet. Somehow the dog drags the coon into the yard. The coon is now ripping my doggie apart. I start shooting conservatively. Missing both animals several times until I finally hit the coon with a 155 grain SilverTip. The dog now has a better chance. Between the both of us we finally get the pissed off varmint subdued.

My EARS are RINGING! RINGING! RINGING!

Lot of mistakes and Lessons Learned. Hope someone learns from my misery.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 4:33:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/23/2006 4:34:15 PM EDT by sq40]
... Never Mind..
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 4:35:03 PM EDT
wow...glad you didnt shoot your dog
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 4:39:01 PM EDT
Is a blue heeler a breed of dog? Or is that just a name you call yours?

Link Posted: 2/23/2006 4:40:29 PM EDT
it's a breed. A herding dog.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 4:42:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JustinOK34:
Is a blue heeler a breed of dog? Or is that just a name you call yours?




it si a member of the Shepard species. Austrailian in origin.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 4:43:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/23/2006 4:44:01 PM EDT by LVMIKE]
HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

Time fer dinner!
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 4:54:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Reb52:
it's a breed. A herding dog.




Originally Posted By Outsider_10fp:

Originally Posted By JustinOK34:
Is a blue heeler a breed of dog? Or is that just a name you call yours?




it si a member of the Shepard species. Austrailian in origin.



Cool, thanks.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 5:00:36 PM EDT
this thread is useless without pics!!

what i wouldnt give for something interesting like that to happen around here
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 5:03:17 PM EDT
sounds like a bad movie....

i picture your dog and the coon rolling around on the ground and you trying to line up a good shot.....

PICS!
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 5:05:02 PM EDT
I don't know what to say.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 5:05:04 PM EDT
That must have been one tough coon to have taken on your blue heeler like that. I wouldn't have had the 'nads to shoot at it for fear of hitting one of my pups. Glad you gave it a healthy dose of Vitamin L.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 5:30:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Outsider_10fp:

Originally Posted By JustinOK34:
Is a blue heeler a breed of dog? Or is that just a name you call yours?




it si a member of the Shepard species. Austrailian in origin.




So does a GSD herd Germans?
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 5:36:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Reb52:
it's a breed. A herding dog.



A potentially MEAN ASS breed of herding dog.

GR
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 5:37:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By testosteroneOD:
wow...glad you didnt shoot your dog



He's not a cop is he????



Oh god, I'm sorry....I really didn't mean it...I swear it was a joke.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 4:00:03 PM EDT
I am not a cop!!!

The reference in the original post stated I was shooting conservatively meaing shooting in areas away from the doggie even if if I missed, with a potiential to hit the ringeye.

My freakin ears are still ringing. Will it ever stop?
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 4:07:22 PM EDT
Suppressor.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 4:17:01 PM EDT
Wow, somebody actually drew down and fired. Good show man.
Next time put some shoes on.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 4:20:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/24/2006 4:20:35 PM EDT by Boom_Stick]
[Sam Elliot] Coon, it's what's fer dinner. [/Sam Elliot]



Good shoot'in Tex! You gave fire support for your dog and wound up bagging the coon! Now thats teamwork!
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 4:25:43 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 4:31:24 PM EDT
You think the SHTF in the carport, darn good thing your dog didn't let it in the house!
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 4:35:18 PM EDT
So where'd ya hit the thing when you shot it anyway?
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 5:31:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By greenranger:

Originally Posted By Reb52:
it's a breed. A herding dog.



A potentially MEAN ASS breed of herding dog.

GR

Sounds like it's a official coon dog now
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 5:43:00 PM EDT
I like a good blue healer....nice dogs
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 2:37:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Reb52:
A rather large Tennessee Raccoon decides the open door is his escape route from the nipping Heeler. When the door opened Daisy, my Heeler, really came unglued. The fight is on at my naked feet. Somehow the dog drags the coon into the yard. The coon is now ripping my doggie apart. I start shooting conservatively. Missing both animals several times until I finally hit the coon with a 155 grain SilverTip. The dog now has a better chance. Between the both of us we finally get the pissed off varmint subdued.


Any rabies risk? Is your dog vaccinated?

The ringing will probably die down in about five days, when your ears' nerves start recognizing the permanent damage. It might go away more completely in another ten years or so as your hearing gradually worsens. Mine did.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 2:41:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By GreyGoose:
I like a good blue healer....nice dogs



Yup. I oughta see just what kindof coon-hunting my Beagle-Blue Heeler pups (14mo) can do...
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 3:01:42 AM EDT
Glad it worked out for ya'.

On the subject of Dogs. What does the "D" stand for in "GSD"?

Link Posted: 2/25/2006 3:15:51 AM EDT
Just curious: While you are in the yard blasting away with the Glock, the dog was in a fever pitch, and the coon was screaming, what was your wife thinking was going on? Was she about to come unglued or was she finding those lost Glocks?

Inquiring minds want to know!
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 3:28:01 AM EDT
Another night to remenber
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 4:35:55 AM EDT
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