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Top Wild Animals To Attack Pets

Posted by Jennifer Smith on

Humans are not the only ones that can't seem to get along with one another. In fact, the whole "Circle of Life" thing really started with animals attacking animals. Whether its for sport or out of necessity, wild animals seem to want to attack dogs and cats whenever they get the opportunity: Hawks swoop down on small dogs and cats; coyotes seek out cats and dogs; and bears - well, they'll eat anything. 

Most wild animal attacks on pets come from these animals:

  • Coyotes
  • Bears
  • Snakes
  • Raccoons
  • Squirrels
  • Deer/Elk/Moose
  • Groundhogs
  • Skunks

"Deer and other large animals, such as elk and moose, may use their strong legs or antlers to apply blunt force trauma to animals, as well." (

To prevent wildlife attacks on pets, it's best to separate the animals with a physical barrier such as a dog fence. This is the best method for keeping the peace between domestic and wild animals. This Animal Safety and Protection Month, go the extra mile for pets; and protect them against wild animal attacks.