Friday, April 12, 2013

Killer Dogs in Kalaupapa


by M. J. Joachim

Killer dogs were on the loose in kingcup fields in Kalaupapa. Having been misplaced by volcanic eruptions from Kauhako Crater, the dogs had been held captive and bred for years, since the reign of King Kamehameha V in the late 1960’s. 

Kept in captivity for research, these dogs managed to outsmart their keepers, and get away.

Only one thing could lure them back, preventing the dogs from terrorizing the peninsula. Kiwifruit, acres of kilometers of kiwifruit would divert the dogs’ attention from populated areas. Thankfully, kiwi acres were abundant on the island of Kauai.

As the winds blew from Kauai toward Molokai, the dogs picked up the scent. They headed toward the ocean and began to swim toward the scent of kiwi, a food they’d been trained to devour above all else. Slowly, the kayaks moved in, encircling the dogs, trapping them once again.

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M. J.

Photo credit:  Coast of Kauai, Hawaii, Paul Bica, Creative Commons 2.0
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