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Sunday, September 13, 2009


...although those of us who are fans of poultry gaze on in wonder as two irate guinea fowl give an inquisitive young puppy a run for his money.

1 comment:

Retrieverman said...

Guinea fowl are quite aggressive towards dogs. I had an 85 pound golden retriever-boxer cross (I have photos, if you'd like to see what that cross looks like!) that loved chasing wild turkeys and flushing grouse, but one day she came across a dozen of the neighbors' guinea fowl. They went after her. They stood in formation, screaming all sorts of what I assume are guinea fowl expletives.

She backed down with her tail between her legs. These were the first and only "turkeys" that ever ran her off.

I assume that they do this same behavior in Africa when confronted by a jackal or a leopard. It's pretty good survival strategy.