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Re: Feral dogs, whats the right idea?
« Reply #25 on: April 13, 2013, 09:26:43 pm »
On topic:  Feral?  Kill it.  Cat, dog, hog, whatever.

But about something else that was said:

In fact all dogs can be dangerous.

This, I agree with.

People who say otherwise are deluding themselves.

This?  Not so much.  Sounds like "black, scary rifles" to me.

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    Re: Feral dogs, whats the right idea?
    « Reply #26 on: April 14, 2013, 10:43:49 pm »
    Like Bill Murray, I balled my eyes out when Travis shot old yeller.  I love dogs.  I love pitt bulls.  But there have been times when I've felt threatened by even domesticated canines.  I know that dogs can be dangerous and as much as I love them, they would get a bullet if they made the wrong move towards me or mine.
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    « Reply #27 on: April 14, 2013, 10:58:16 pm »
    I will not kill any animal without a good reason but truly feral dogs are bad news.  That said, unless you have a confirmed problem with feral dogs or rabies in a given area, most strays are not generally dangerous.  This is particularly true in suburban areas and within a few miles of a major population center.   Most of what we see in my neighborhood are "jailbreaks" when the pool guy left the side gate open.   You can't always tell by looking but I have developed a pretty good sense of "what's up" with a particular dog.  Rubber buckshot is a pretty good persuader out to twenty five yards ( Fiocchi loads it ) and leaves no permanent damage if you just want to send a message.   
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    Re: Feral dogs, whats the right idea?
    « Reply #28 on: April 26, 2013, 04:40:03 pm »

    (Pitts are dangerous)

    This?  Not so much.  Sounds like "black, scary rifles" to me.

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    Who raised pitbulls for over a decade.

    If you raised pits for over a decade you know they are agressive.  A friend of mine was walking his border collie, a loose pit came out of its yard and proceeded to try and kill.  Not play with, or nip the ear, no he went straight for her throat.

    This isn't an isolated incident with this breed of dogs.  You can't compare dogs to rifles.  Some dog breeds are more vicious than others, end of story.
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    « Reply #29 on: April 26, 2013, 05:16:23 pm »
    There's still plenty of individual variation in dogs of a given breed. My family has spent a few weeks dog sitting a Pit, and the worst we saw was excessive licking and a tendency to sit on people. Even in the face of our own dog constantly wanting to play (initiated by biting at here ankles or neck) with her, she'd happily play for hours without ever getting serious or aggressive.  :shrug

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    « Reply #30 on: April 27, 2013, 11:24:53 am »
    words, words, words, end of story.

    There's no arguing with that.
    Regardless of my years of dealing with both pits and other breeds, nothing I say will change a "end of story" mind.

    I wasn't comparing dogs and rifles.  I was comparing what gets soaked up from the media by the general populace.

    And, JesseL, that's a "well-fed" pit.  ;)
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    Re: Feral dogs, whats the right idea?
    « Reply #31 on: April 29, 2013, 09:56:50 am »


    Such a horrible beast.  ;)

    That said, I was tempted to adopt one of the aforementioned Pit/stray pups from Animal Control and passed.

    Not because I was worried that the pup would become a menace to my cats, but because I was worried that he would harm them by accident, since he would quickly outstrip them in size and strength.
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    « Reply #32 on: April 29, 2013, 11:49:14 am »
    Had a Pitt when my oldest was a baby - he was a shelter dog - much as I recommend anyone does when getting a shelter dog, observe them with other animals, take them into the yard and spend time with them prior to deciding to adopt.  We had him for a good long while, he was incredibly protective of my wife & daughter and loved going for walks & car rides.  Never once got aggressive with anyone who didn't deserve it.  Was an awesome experience.  I'd have another one, the right one, with the right inspection of personality etc.  My wife is the brakes on that - our last was "her" dog & she doesn't want another one anytime soon.  That was 8 years ago. 

    Feral means Feral - its going to kill or destroy something not due for it.  Take care of business.  Suppressed 22 for cats, suppressed 45 for everything else?  Sounds quiet to me. 
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    « Reply #33 on: May 07, 2013, 04:35:05 pm »
    Sounds like "black, scary rifles" to me.

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    So? A friend of mine thought the same, and had raised pitbulls for longer than that. His personal was a Grand Champion, so I'm quite sure he knew what he was doing. His best pal chewed up his daughter-in-law's face badly enough that he had him put down immediately. That clinched it for me.
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    Re: Feral dogs, whats the right idea?
    « Reply #34 on: May 07, 2013, 09:31:56 pm »
    Don't like 'em?  Don't get one.

    YMMV

    End of story.

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