Saturday evening, during a nice, heavy rain, we could hear Dixie screaming, followed by some very ferocious barking. David went out to check on her but couldn't find anything. We didn't know what caused her to scream but assumed she was barking at deer hanging out in the woods near her yard. Sunday morning, we discovered the probable cause in the yard next to Dixie (see picture below)
This isn't a very big branch, but in Dixie's defense, it is loaded with black walnuts and there were more in her yard. Those walnuts make a horrible sound falling through the trees and she was probably pelted with a couple which is likely the cause of her screaming. But, being "Da Bad Baby" and ferocious to boot, she gave the intruder a piece of her mind!