Killing | My Shetland

Killing | My Shetland

The dogs killed a polecat at Leradale yesterday and to be honest, I am not sure who was most surprised!

I had taken the dogs for a walk at Leradale and they had run off into the distance as usual. I was in another world listening to an audiobook so didn’t hear a commotion but saw the kerfuffle. I thought they were having a fight and hurried to sort it out, when I saw that they had a polecat and were killing it.  Wow!

So well done to Ted and Pepper.  They were efficient and quick. I never had Ted down as a killer but he was doing his bit just as much as Pepper in a thoroughly professional way. I think Mum would’ve been most proud.  Pepper did come home smelling a bit whiffy, though.  I checked everyone for bites and so far, I can see none.

And before anyone gets all fluffy bunny about polecats – they are an introduced species who do terrible damage to poultry so they have to go.

Today I returned to Leradale with the dogs for their daily walk as we all love it there.  The grass is short enough to run in and they can let off lots of energy too.

Both were very much in hunting mode still and I let them get on with it.  My theory on a walk is if I can see the dogs, then they are fine and I call them back to me regularly.


I was enjoying the walk.

And today everyone was on best behaviour.  They even came when they were called, which can be a rarity at times.

So were are all in a very good mood now.   I am still very surprised about Ted.

Killing | My Shetland

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