Farm Ireland

Monday 22 January 2018

After week long hunt farmers finally catch 'killer dog'

FarmIreland Team

FarmIreland Team

The killer hound that had been on the rampage in the south-east was killed today by a local farmer.

The dog had managed to evade capture despite a crew of 11 guns from the local gun club, Shelbourne Game Protection, combing the area, along with a lone shooter staking out the sheep killer on consecutive nights over the course of the last week, the dog has continued to evade capture.

More sheep were slaughtered in recent days by the dog, believed to be a Belgian Shepherd, bringing the total slain by the elusive hound to close to 50.

The large hunting hound had been terrorising several flocks in the New Ross area for over a month, despite being wounded by gunshots from farmers attempting to defend their flocks.

Animals valued at thousands of euro have been gored to death by the dog that locals believe first appeared in the area after he was lost by ‘lampers’ out hunting wildlife at night using headlights to startle animals. 

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