May 18th, 2007 10:55 PM
I know giving your back is the wrong thing with any predator. There wasn't time to think- just act! I knew I had a good head start.
Originally Posted by briansmech
The dog was full grown and had a head like a big caneloupe! I really didnt want to face it and get bitten. I'm trained with a knife and quick- but I think I'd still get chomped.
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May 20th, 2007 12:34 AM
I no longer do, but when I did work for a service company, I always carried pepper spray, and sometimes a claw hammer when around strange animals.
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May 20th, 2007 12:44 AM
May 20th, 2007 04:21 AM
Originally Posted by havegunjoe
I would work that into my conversation with the owner after the incident.
Owner: "But he's really a nice, harmless dog!"
Me: "Oh, is that what I should tell him as he's attacking me? 'But your owner tells me you're a nice, harmless dog and would never do what you're actually doing at this very moment!' "
I'd make it sound as sarcastic as possible, to let the idiot owner know that I don't for a second give a crap that he thinks his vicious dog is just a harmless sweetiepie.
May 20th, 2007 04:22 AM
Originally Posted by skunkworks
The sucky thing is, I feel sullen confidence that the only way to protect yourself from later liability for harming the animal is to incur a bite wound or two prior to dispatching the dog with hammer, gun or what have you.
On the plus side, you'll have a much more compelling civil case against the owner, and it'll be clear that you did not overreact.
May 20th, 2007 12:25 PM
Glad it all worked out for you.
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If you don't protect your self, who will?
May 20th, 2007 12:45 PM
The bad thing about dog attacks, especially with the more aggressive and larger breeds is that it is entirely possible that their first attack on a human can be a fatal attack. It doesn't take long for an aggressive dog to get the best of you.
I understand OC spray is very effective against dogs and even bears due to their highly sensitive sense of smell. It also has the least amount of liability for the defender. Still if you don't have OC spray I wouldn't hesitate to shoot a dog who was about to attack.
I am a dog lover and absolutely hate the thought of destroying a dog for no good reason and feel that before I would actually shoot, I would quite possibly be in the midst of the attack and more than likely would end up being at the very least already bit. Of course that would help defray most liability for having to shoot the dog.
Using OC spray allows you to employ it before the dog actually attacks and bites you thereby lessening your liabilty or having an angry owner mad because you shot his dog before he actually attacked you. And also it saves you from actually having to kill an animal that may not have been necessary.
Not sure if that makes sense or not... JMHO
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May 21st, 2007 11:46 AM
I carry with a round in the chamber on my Glock and my Kel-Tek. Both have stiff enough triggers I'm not worried about it. The Kel-Tek is perfect for sticking in the front pocket of your shorts...
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