Feb 6, 2011

Dogs vs. Squirrel vs. Snow

The fresh accumulation of another six inches of snow last night did not deter my dogs in one of their primary missions, which is to keep the property as squirrel-free as possible. The new snow brings the total snow pack to just under two feet, though the dogs managed to trample down the snow under this crabapple tree:

Interestingly, when I played back this short video, my dogs (now inside) ran immediately to the east windows and began barking in the direction of the same tree. It seems clear to me that this was a form of canine language, as they not only responded to the sound of the barks, but they specifically went to a certain place and stared at the exact same spot.


Debbie G said...

Mike, I have to say that when I played this Angus awoke from a sound sleep to look about and Daphne started barking herself! Must be a dire warning to squirrels near and far!

Mad Jack said...

Which dog is doing most of the barking?

historymike said...

The barkaholic is Chauncey Gardner, MJ.

9258 Photo said...

Well I played it here and my squirrel terminators were not impressed. Must be too cold today for squirrel hunting.