Thread: Dogs!
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Old January 17, 2011, 05:06 PM   #6
phil mcwilliam
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You did not over react, you acted responsibly. You were in the right, the guy with his dogs was in the wrong. You could have even acted more strongly by firing a warning shot to deter the charging dogs.
You acted responsibly as you defused a situation & you both went your seperate ways without incident. If you had shot the dogs , even though within your rights, you would have had to deal with a completely different situation straight away- aggressive owner, & down the track would potentially have to defend your actions in court, where I would bet that the dog owners story would vary from yours.
If you were on private land it would be a different story - shoot any threatening dogs on sight.
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