CDZ Not sure what to take away from this

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    I had an experience earlier which inspired another post and this one.

    Out shore fishing with one of the kids I had seen a dog go by with these two fellows on a boat. Looked like some kind of big boxer mix and was kinda cool on the bow of the boat.

    Later when we were on the rocks it came around the corner on us and put a little startle into us both. It wasn't moving too fast and its body language didn't seem aggressive to me but it took the high ground above the 3 foot rock shore we were down fishing on and wouldn't let us up.

    I did what I guess is the usual calling it "good puppy" a few times. Heck, it had a collar on and LOOKED trained before so I even tried telling it to sit lol. It wasn't barking but wasn't rolling on its belly wanting petted either and it prevented us from getting off the lack after we circling to the right as far as we could. I put myself between it and my kid, had my kid hand me the metal rod holder. I didn't even have a darned filet knife with me!

    The darned thing ended up RIGHT in front of me and barked. Man if I had my gun on me I would have shot it right then. Instead I took a step forward figuring it was time to feed my left arm to it while stabbing it with the metal rod holder my right.

    Lucky for all involved it backed up, barked and ran off situation solved.

    Man, I would have shot something tonight and it would not have been for the best. BUT, having to stand down some stupid dog which was honestly probably just startled by us was stupid.

    Guess I could have stood on the shore forever waiting for it to decide what to do. Shooting it would have sure created some paperwork with local law enforcement but would have meant a near 0% chance the dog and me ended up going at it in front of my kid or worse my kid getting attacked.

    Sticks near the kids make me nervous lol. Honestly it happened pretty slowly though, even if I had a locked gun on me though I had time.

    Wonder what to take away from this.
     
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    Never go anywhere without a gun.

    Never go anywhere without a knife either.

    Gun on the strong side.

    Knife on the other side.
     
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    When you shoot at an animal whether a dog or a bear, always shoot into the dirt in front of it.

    That will kick dirt and pebbles up into its face and the blast and noise will normally scare off the dog or bear.

    If in self defense then you should be able to get a judge to dismiss the case against you for shooting within city limits.

    If you were outside of city limits then the sheriff should not care much.
     
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    That is a hard one. I am such a dog lover, my instinct would tell me he fell out of the boat and was scared. I know I would have stayed my distance. letting him know I didn't mean ill. Then if I had food, I would have put it yards away from me or throw it to him. Actually that could probably the worst thing I could do, I don't know. Shooting the dog would never occur to me unless he was coming forward at a high rate with teeth bared. You had a child to think of.
     
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    Very interesting, yios!
     
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    I read your posted

    Dogs are NOT stupid.

    Perhaps you are.
     
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    My father taught me not to kill anything that (1) was not trying to kill me or (2) that I did not plan to eat.

    I don't eat dogs. I am not Asian.
     
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    Guns should not be used on animals

    Only on other humans.

    My two cents.
     
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    You talking to me?
     
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    This works with coyotes too.

    If you toss them some food then they leave you alone.

    I have done this on desert camping trips.

    The 'yotes seem to like canned tuna a lot.
     

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