Security Alert – East Sector

When Queen Natasha calls a security alert in the east sector, the response is strong. Even Qannik managed to join the muster.

Qannik and Kiska searching the east field.

Qannik and Kiska searching the east field.

Queen Natasha was handling security patrol solo when she spotted a threat. She called for backup and the response was swift. Even the Hu-Dad jumped at the sound of the alarm – camera in hand, of course.

Good response time, team. All of you.

Good response time, team. All of you.

Sadly, the Hu-Dad was too slow to identify what the threat was. It had disappeared into the woods before he arrived. He could only hope that Kiska and Qannik would let him know what had slinked through our field. They seemed to be laughing more that Hu-Dad’s response time was slower than Qannik. That’s slow.

Be faster next time, Hu-Dad.

Be faster next time, Hu-Dad.


  1. Mom, Ice'n Ebby on October 2, 2016 at 2:30 am

    Ice ‘n Ebby say: Good to know the Herd has the whole perimeter under control. Mustn’t let those bunnies get away with invading the property!
    MOM wants to know, in reality, what types of invaders DO you have where you’re living?

    • The Thundering Herd on October 2, 2016 at 6:52 am

      Rabbits and crows are the most common and are a level one alert (only one of us responds). Flocks of wild turkeys are fun – we had a flock consisting of seventeen chicks walk by yesterday – woo!

      The bigger birds of prey freak us out a little because they can just pluck a vole or rabbit out of the field. We have lots of hawks and a couple of eagles that like to hunt here.

      We have fairly regularly words with a pack of coyotes that live just down a ravine from us. They like the hunting in our field (going back to those rabbits we mentioned earlier).

      In the not quite wild side, we have had bulls wander in our yard from the ranch next door. We have a lot to say about that.

      The really big alerts are saved for our resident bobcat (rarely seen, but Hu-Dad did get some pictures once) and, of course, black bears.

      The only one that Hu-Dad doesn’t want us yelling at are Elk. Unlike all of the other animals that go the other way when we talk to them, the Elk might actually charge. Fortunately, even though we have elk around us, we have never seen one wander in our fields. Maybe our woos are more powerful than Hu-Dad thinks.

  2. All Things Collie on September 29, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    Nothing moves as quickly as a dog spotting a threat…unless it’s a puppy with something in her mouth that she shouldn’t have!

    • Melon on October 5, 2016 at 7:23 am

      Oh so true.

  3. Juno's mom on September 29, 2016 at 11:54 am

    Is a motion activated camera with infrared on your Christmas list? ;-D

  4. Lori on September 29, 2016 at 7:26 am

    Awesome response to the security breach Team!!!

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