Baby chicks climb all over world’s most gentle pit bull

Forget about the fox in a hen house. Forget everything negative you ever thought about pit bulls. You’ll want this pit bull in your chicken coop. Shay Israel’s dog, Jules, loves birds. Particularly baby birds.

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Watch the black and white pooch make herself at home as she tries to snuggle up to a baby turkey squirrelled away in the corner of the coop. Meanwhile one by one, chicks hop on her back.

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One even pecks at her head.

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She doesn’t bat an eye.

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It is incredible.

The video, naturally, has gone viral. Here’s the backstory.

“We have a pit bull that is quite fond of baby birds,” Israel noted on YouTube. “She can sit and watch them for a couple of hours straight sometimes. The first thing she does in the morning when she wakes up is she wants to be with them. A couple yearrs ago when she first encountered them I noticed that she would nip at them and I would immediately remove her from them or reprimand her. This year, knowing that she wouldnt ever hurt them I decided to let her nip at them thinking that it might not be aggression at all and that she actually might not hurt them. So once I let her do what she wanted, I saw the she would come inches from them in a very controlled way. I dont think I’ll ever know why she does this but im guessing that she is having ‘cute aggression.'”

And, the ridiculously adorable video that preceded it.


Photos Shay Israel/YouTube

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