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You don't have to shoot the grizzly. Shoot one of your hiking partners in the leg and outrun 'em. Maybe that's why nobody wants to hike with me anymore. :A1:kingsnake wrote:... (Though I don't think I would take on a grizzly with "at least a .22" as they suggest ...)
I have a medium-sized (55-lb) dog who has never shown aggression toward people, except when a group of three children that I didn't know showed up inside my fenced yard and specifically at my open front door. (Not sure if my dog sensed her owners' reactions to unexpected visitors in our open doorway, but that's the only time she's ever growled at people, and boy was she upset.)nonot wrote:Sometimes they thank me and put the dog back on leash, other times they scowl at me and tell me to mind my own freakin business, and I continue on with my hike.
https://www.azfamily.com/news/woman-say ... d32dc.htmlWoman says dog was attacked by man with golf club while hiking Phoenix trail
Smart Cats.Hansenaz wrote:They both avoid me.
I've almost stepped on a dozen rattlers as has any avid hiker in Arizona. Any leashed dog could easily stick its nose too close to one.LindaAnn wrote:I’m guessing the dog that was bit by a rattler near Wave Cave last week was probably off leash too. None of the articles I read said one way or the other, but I’m assuming the dog was far enough ahead and was able to stick its face in a bush that it wasn’t on a leash.