Reality TV Star Shanna Moakler Loses Her Chihuahua to a Hawk
It wasn't Angry Birds that brought shock and horror into the life of reality-TV star, dog lover, and former Playboy Playmate of the Month Shanna Moakler last week. It was hungry birds.
The model and actress -- who hosts Bridalplasty and has appeared in Dancing with the Stars, Minute to Win It, Meet the Barkers, Entourage and Crowned: The Mother of All Pageants -- was outside her Calabasas, California, home with her two Chihuahuas when a hawk swooped down out of the sky and attacked the dogs, carrying one of them away, according to Hollyscoop.com.
As reported by the celebrity website, a horrified Moakler tweeted last Monday afternoon:
Realizing that the predator had been not "a eagle" but a hawk, the grieving star tweeted on Wednesday: "Not gonna lie, feel like hunting hawks today … don’t feel bad about it either," according to CBS-Los Angeles.
"I live in a neighborhood where coyotes and hawks are prevalent. 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."
And Moakler should know how "like out of a movie" feels. Her film credits include Love Stinks, Poison Ivy: The New Seduction, and Big Momma's House 2. She has also been romantically involved with boxer Oscar de la Hoya, singer Billy Idol, actor Dennis Quaid and drummer Travis Barker.
"I'm devastated as I have lost two animals in the matter of a month from coyotes and hawks. I had even installed coyote fences," the star told Hollyscoop.
"I just hope people with small dogs will start taking precautions with their pets outside and try to protect them from predators. I hope people just remember not to take things for granted as you never know when they can be gone, both people and fur babies."
Tucked into the rugged southwestern San Fernando Valley about twenty miles north of downtown Los Angeles, chichi Calabasas has been home to a wide range of celebs including Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Justin Bieber, Howie Mandel, and the Kardashians.
But let them all be warned: Predators don't care whether the owners of their prey pack stadiums, have sex with Kevin Federline, or wear dresses made of steak.