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#5619815 - 02/25/15 11:52 AM Extremely difficult but successful Tracking capabilities of hounds on exotics,
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Would anyone like to share detailed info on the capabilities of hounds in tracking. Looking for some brilliance, tenacity, perseverance. Do you have a success story about an extremely difficult (with not a lot of hope) but successful tracking of an exotic.

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#5619832 - 02/25/15 12:01 PM Re: Extremely difficult but successful Tracking capabilities of hounds on exotics, [Re: Doll]
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welcome

Hope ya get the answer your lookin for
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#5619885 - 02/25/15 12:30 PM Re: Extremely difficult but successful Tracking capabilities of hounds on exotics, [Re: Doll]
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Welcome to the forum. You might want to post the same question on the gun dog forum. You'll more likely to get a straight answer over there.
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#5619950 - 02/25/15 01:05 PM Re: Extremely difficult but successful Tracking capabilities of hounds on exotics, [Re: bill oxner]
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Originally Posted By: bill oxner
Welcome to the forum. You might want to post the same question on the gun dog forum. You'll more likely to get a straight answer over there.


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#5620003 - 02/25/15 01:27 PM Re: Extremely difficult but successful Tracking capabilities of hounds on exotics, [Re: Doll]
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welcome Define exotic ?
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#5620501 - 02/25/15 05:15 PM Re: Extremely difficult but successful Tracking capabilities of hounds on exotics, [Re: Doll]
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The exotic that I would be interested in tracking would be an African Sulcata tortoise in Manor TX.

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#5620511 - 02/25/15 05:19 PM Re: Extremely difficult but successful Tracking capabilities of hounds on exotics, [Re: Doll]
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Thadius was a 10+year old African Sulcata tortoise, Stolen from his heated "hooch" behind my garage in an enclosed, gated yard, on Thursday, February 12, 2015. I live outside of Manor City Limits, 12-15 miles outside of Austin, tx. He is about 50 lbs, over a foot long and about a foot wide. We had him for almost 10 years, he is older than 10. He has a bare spot on the inside of his front right leg, a dip on the sloping end of his top shell behind his crown, and a chip in his beak. He was a free ranging tortoise, and we have been looking frantically for him. I have notified everyone in Manor, called, email, texted and sent pictures to everyone from San Antonio, Lakeway, Killeen, and Bryan, tx. I also wrote a Florida and California company. If anyone has any information, please do not hesitate to call me. There appears to be an epidemic of Sulcata thieves, as mentioned by tortoiserescue who wrote me and said they will be sending out press releases regarding the thefts.
Thadius was healthy when he was stolen. He is missed, and we are violated and saddened by our loss.

Sorry, not interested in the purchase of a new Sulcata, we just want Thadius back. Thanks.

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#5620515 - 02/25/15 05:20 PM Re: Extremely difficult but successful Tracking capabilities of hounds on exotics, [Re: bill oxner]
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Thanks

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#5620532 - 02/25/15 05:27 PM Re: Extremely difficult but successful Tracking capabilities of hounds on exotics, [Re: dogcatcher]
Doll Offline
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That's the one I'm interested in.

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#5620550 - 02/25/15 05:33 PM Re: Extremely difficult but successful Tracking capabilities of hounds on exotics, [Re: Doll]
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Send this guy a private message, he has a dog trained to search out wounded animals.
http://texashuntingforum.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/users/38357
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#5620558 - 02/25/15 05:40 PM Re: Extremely difficult but successful Tracking capabilities of hounds on exotics, [Re: dogcatcher]
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Dogcatcher, I was informed that tortoise are about as smart as a "dumb" dog. What about tracking them with a hound.

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#5620562 - 02/25/15 05:42 PM Re: Extremely difficult but successful Tracking capabilities of hounds on exotics, [Re: Doll]
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Should've put turtle in the title, when we hear exotic, we think animals like axis deer, blackbuck antelope etc. Welcome to THF
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#5620583 - 02/25/15 05:53 PM Re: Extremely difficult but successful Tracking capabilities of hounds on exotics, [Re: Doll]
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Originally Posted By: Doll
Dogcatcher, I was informed that tortoise are about as smart as a "dumb" dog. What about tracking them with a hound.


The link I gave you was for a guy that has a wounded deer tracking dog. he might be able to answer the questions you have about tracking the lost turtle. Most of us will have no clue and don't care if a dog can track the lost turtle, but some will be able to you give you other advice.
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#5620916 - 02/25/15 07:58 PM Re: Extremely difficult but successful Tracking capabilities of hounds on exotics, [Re: Doll]
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I know tortoises. My wife has three. Sent you a private message. Click on the flashing flag at the top of the page.
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#5621622 - 02/26/15 09:47 AM Re: Extremely difficult but successful Tracking capabilities of hounds on exotics, [Re: Doll]
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John, maybe one of your vizslas is like my female vizsla. When I run the dogs over the summer, she finds box turtles, and brings them to me. I pet her and tell her good girl, then she tears off to find more. The most she's found in one morning run is five.

If I lived closer I would run her for you, just on the off chance that the turtle is still close by.
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