I had one dive at my head! Scary! They will snatch small dogs so our dog rarely goes out back unless we hold her. One picked up a Pomeranian flew off with it but then dropped it in street! The dog survived but was very shaken up. A driver stopped who saw what happened and rescued her from the street.
Charlie, if you ever get down to the Redlands during hunting season, you can see lots of that dove sub-spieces. But what is really funny are the hunters in camo, sitting on overturned 5 gallon buckets, in the middle of a harvested corn field, with their shotguns waiting for fly overs.
Emeralds are real Gems! C. caninus & C. Batesii.