Sadie and Marley the dogs are unrivaled hunters, defenders, and bloodthirsty savage beasts.  At least in their back yard, where they rule with iron-pawed dominiIMG_6054.JPGon over every manner of lizard, garter snake, tree frog, or bird that invades their turf.  They even killed a possum once, many years ago.

Observe their coordinated stealth in this photograph as they  stalk a lizard with crafty determination.  The lizard is barely visible, high above the top of the patio column.

Later in the day, Sarah discovered a bloodied lizard carcass lying lifeless in the grass nearby—-Mission accomplished, and lizards beware!  These vigilant canine monsters preside over all  wildlife at the top of the back yard food chain.