It was win/win at a Petting Zoo in Victoria, Texas recently. The park had been having problems with the local raccoon population using the zoo as a buffet in the evenings. The raccoons and local bobcats, you see, have acquired a taste for the fowl at the park. “Enough!”, said Andrea Bloomberg, the executive director of the zoo. She decided to bring in a couple of heavy hitters to guard their small animals. Sarge and Jazz.
We knew we couldn’t bring just any type of dog into the zoo,” said Blomberg. “We needed dogs that knew not to attack the animals that were supposed to be here and guard them.”
The answer? A couple of Great Pyrenees dogs from the Texas Great Pyrenees Rescue. The two-year old GP’s were a natural. They are bred to guard livestock and are nocturnal dogs. Absolutely perfect for the job. And the big animals it seems, can take care of themselves!