Shanna Moakler hawk
Moakler -- a former Miss USA and Playboy playmate, who currently hosts “Bridalplasty” on E! -- broke the news herself via her Twitter account, stating on Monday that “A eagle attacked my 2 chi's today, my girl pup is at the vet, my boy is missing.”
“Chi’s” are Chihuahuas, and Moakler later clarified that it was a hawk that attacked the pets at her Calabasas home. The small dogs are easy prey for large raptors like hawks and eagles -- in this case, one was injured and the other is presumably hawk food.
Since then Moakler has kept followers up to date on the recovery of her surviving dog, whose name is Diamond: “we have to wait 10 days to see if they can save her eye :And she indulged in a little hawk-hating yesterday, declaring, “not gonna lie, feel like hunting hawks today... don't feel bad about it either.”
We're actually not sure an eagle did the dive-bombing of Moakler's pets – Moakler herself told Hollyscoop.com that she lives in a neighborhood "where coyotes and hawks are prevalent." Irrespective of the avian species, however, Moakler's tweets from Monday afternoon reveal that predatory wildlife is an ongoing problem for owners of small pets. "A eagle attacked my 2 chi's today, my girl pup is at the vet, my boy is missing, between my cat and my pups, I'm about to [expletive] kill things," a distressed Moakler tweeted late Monday. "I am so incredibly sad."
So what exactly happened? Moakler's exclusive statement to Hollyscoop described a regular afternoon walkies gone terribly awry: "We took the dogs outside to go to the bathroom and they were attacked by a hawk. My one puppy may have lost an eye, we won't know for a couple weeks and the bird flew off with my other puppy. It was like out of a movie."
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Moakler lives in Calabasas, CA with her kids; the community is north of L.A. and boasts a number of celebrity residents . But the local wildlife seem to be picking on the Moakler clan, despite the matriarch's attempts to protect her pets; she'd installed coyote-proof fencing, but that didn't forestall the attack from the air – the second assault in a month, she noted.
Moakler is making a point of warning other pet owners to keep their guards up: "I just hope people with small dogs will start taking precautions with their pets outside and try to protect them from predators." She added that we shouldn't take loved ones for granted, "both people and fur babies."
That's good advice, and we hope she and her family – both people and fur babies – aren't too traumatized by these experiences. She's not the only famous blonde to have a small dog snatched by a predator, either; Jessica Simpson's Malti-poo, Daisy, got nabbed by a coyote right in front of her in 2009.
If you live in an area where coyotes, hawks, or other hungry carnivores roam, take precautions like the ones we mention in our piece about coyote-proofing your pets' surroundings, readable right here. And if you've had this particular tragedy strike, our sympathies to you – and we'd love to hear your preventive tips in the comments. Be careful out there, folks.
The former Playboy Playmate and season 3 Dancing with the Stars contestant is mourning her missing dog, which was snatched by a flying predator Monday.
"An eagle attacked my 2 chi's today, my girl pup is at the vet, my boy is missing, between my cat and my pups, I'm about to f****** kill things," she posted to her official Twitter page.
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Later that day, Moakler opened up to HollyScoop.com about the unfortunate event.
"I live in a neighborhood where coyotes and hawks are prevalent," she tells the site. "We took the dogs outside to go to the bathroom and they were attacked by a hawk. My one puppy may have lost an eye, we won't know for a couple weeks and the bird flew off with my other puppy. It was like out of a movie."On Tuesday, the star thanked her Twitter followers for their support over her loss.
"Thanks for all the kind words and prayers, means a lot. Hanging w/ my Diamond getting her healed. Appreciate all the love and support. Xoxo," the star tweeted.In addition to her four-legged friends, Moakler, 37, is also mom to Atiana Cecilia de la Hoya, 12 (her daughter with her ex-partner boxer Oscar de la Hoya) and Landon Asher Barker, 9, and Alabama Luella Barker, 6 (her two children with her ex-husband Blink 182 drummer