Any one know anything about basenji's liking to hunt, root, and eat cicada?
We have a rescue, Cammie, 2 months today. for the past 2-3 days the cicada are swarming and when I walk her she roots around the trees and before I know she's caught one and ate it!!!! Today, she did a vertical jump of 2-3 feet trying to catch one as it flew by us. She was so preoccupied with them that she wouldn't even potty. I figure this must be an ancient breed instinct; maybe that is why they were gifts to the egyptians - to help get rid of the cicadas after God swarmed egypt with them. any thoughts and ways to keep her from doing it would be appreciated. i try very hard to keep an eye on her when she starts rooting but sometimes she is just tooooooooooo fast!!!!!!!!!!!