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Dangerous animals in your neighborhood

Here's a list of dangerous animals that could be in my neighborhood:

Scorpions, rattlesnakes, coyotes, stray dogs, black widows, bighorn sheep, and, of course, people.

When I walk around, I keep an eye out for these potential dangers.

What dangerous animals are in your neighborhood?

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Boars come nearby to get some apples from abandoned orchard at the back of my land.
And that’s all dangerous animals around Smile

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OMG, you hit a major raw nerve!

 

There are no dangerous stray dogs in my nice, single family residential neighborhood in Prescott. All of the loose dogs are not strays, they are owned. None of the loose dogs are unowned by someone.

 

While walking over 12,500 miles in a little over five years, at 210 miles per month, seven miles per day, I have Never been immediately threatened by more than a few coyotes that have seen me and totally ignored me. Same with any other animal, bird, mammal or reptile.

 

Just three of the 70 loose dogs that I have chance encountered loose on the street, without owners' presence. 80% of those loose dogs were friendly or totally inert, completely ignoring me. 16% of those loose dogs were somewhat menacing towards me. I define "somewhat menacing" as one or two of the following three threat parameters: Way too fast, way too close, and/or way too furious. Directed directly at me.

 

Why 16%? Such a so very non-round, so very precise number. Because that is the result after subtracting 4%, three loose dogs that I was forced to stop, of the total of 70 loose dogs, that were all three of the three threat parameters at the same time, that is, they immediately threatened me with immediate body harm.

I shot two of my furry, bare fanged, snarling attackers with one tenth of a second to spare the first time, and on-thirtieth of a second to spare the second time, and I pepper sprayed the third one with one tenth of a second to spare the third time. The pepper spray case was recorded on iPhone video/audio. The pepper spray has a range of 15 feet, and the snarling/growling border collie took a full 51 grams of Ruger/Sabre can of pepper gel stream spray directly on its face for one half of a second as it directly charged me, snarling and growling.

On another (fourth) occasion, the Supervisor of Prescott Police Animal Control directly, in her vehicle, almost ran over a queensland heeler that I was about to shoot as I jumped onto a curbside electrical junction box to get away from it as it was in the final roll of its direct attack roll. 16 billion years of cosmic evolution, four things converged at the same time at the same place: Me, the queensland heeler, the electrical junction box, and the Supervisor of Prescott animal control in her SUV.

All of these incidents involved non-small dogs. They were standard size. German Shepherd, queensland heeler, border collie, and another queensland heeler.

 

On another (fifth) occasion, that was strictly verbal, Judge Glenn Savona ruled quote: "Mr. Buffalin does have the right to shoot a small dog that is immediately threatening to bite his ankles, and he has the right to shoot a small dog that is immediately biting his ankles. Therefore, he has the right to inform his neighbors that he has these rights. I have an issue with witness credibility. Judgement for the defendant. "

The 13 year police Sergeant and the lying ass dog owner both lied through their teeth to charge me with verbal disorderly conduct. The judge was able to tell that they were sacks of sh~t. 

Anyone can google the Prescott Prosecutors' phone number, call them and ask them if they still have massive egg all over their face from loosing the "Buffalins' Ankles" case.

I wear a GoPro camera seven miles every day. The at-large dog offenders are receiving lots of $124 tickets all of a sudden, since I started wearing the camera. 

 

The next one to immediately threaten me will be splattered all over national evening news.

I have to put up with agents from hell until I get to heaven.

 

 

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I was going to list mosquitoes, but around here, they are more annoying than dangerous.

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richbuff wrote:

While walking over 12,500 miles in a little over five years, at 210 miles per month, seven miles per day,

Good for you! You’re on the same Pace as me. Around Thanksgiving I’ll hit 25k miles after a little more than 10 years of hiking with my Husky/German Shepherd. He will be 11 the day after Christmas. He’s still in great shape.

I’ve seen several coyotes rattlesnakes copperheads that’s About it 4 scary animals.

Any animal with rabies can be scary. I seen rabid raccoons and foxes before.

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It’s Widder Maker time in Texas.
The Black Widow population is in full bloom. The moms are laying egg sacks all over the place.
I usually leave most critters be. But theses creepy crawly critters seem to love to hang out by my outside doors.
Out comes the bug spray.
They also like to hide in the corners of my office downtown.
Thoop, Thoop, is the sound when a thumbnail sized Widow gets sucked by the shop vac.

Important safety tip. DO NOT use a Bug Assalt thingy on a spider located in a corner above your head.
The air blast propels said spider directly back at you.
I eventually recovered and my blood pressure is getting back to normal.

Black Widow trivia. Ever notice how a Black Widow silk strand actually goes “Snap” when it breaks?
They are way thicker than regular spider silk.

In years gone by, the cross-hairs in rifle scopes, range finders Etc. were made of Black Widow silk thread.

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Scorpions,
When I first move into my own house 40 something years ago. It bordered on empty land.
When that started getting developed it was Scorpion city here.
I stopped counting at 30 something found inside the house.

Luckily I had a great cat that was hell on the bugs.
He would wait for then to try to scurry away and smack the hell ot of them with a lightning paw.
This would go on until the bug gave up the ghost or I came to terminate the game.
Had that cat for 22 years. He was my best bud. We traveled all over together. He loved riding in the car.
I still miss him.
All the Best,
Jeff

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When I started to type my post, there were no other replies yet. So, I will clarify: This topic hit a major raw nerve, it was not any of the posts that hit a major raw nerve.

https://blog.dogsbite.org/2021/09/puna-woman-dies-after-dogs-attacked-three-adults-hawaii-county.html#comment-38508 Please scroll up to see what I replied to.

 

"Police have “... ...and we don’t know what provoked the dogs to attack," Amaral said."

What a decorticate, decerebrate statement to make!

What provoked the dogs to attack? How about that they are predatory animals with a strong prey drive, that were specifically bred to kill, unprovoked. And they located their perfect victims, that is, unarmed victims. How about that for the obvious answer to such a ridiculous question.

There are only two reasons why more than a few million Americans get bitten by dogs every year. Because two of the following applied at the same time: a) They were within reasonable proximity to a canine animal, and b) Because the person was not covered by a self-defensive firearm.

 

In the USA, one percent of all dog bites are immediately terminated with a self-defensive firearm. For every seven million Americans that get attack bit annually, 70,000 attacking dogs are shot annually.

 

Question: If next year, there were a one percent reduction of successful attack bites, that is, only 98% of all dog attack bites actually occurred, because two percent of the immediately attacking dogs were shot, would that be better or worse than last year?

 

Both kinds,criminally negligent and criminally willful at-large dog offenders prefer Unarmed victims. Don't cave in to them! Don't be unarmed!

 

 

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Yellow jackets, hornets, wasps, bees…mostly just dangerous to me though.

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in their own special way, just about every single animal
has the potential to be dangerous in some form or another.

recently, a new one has shown up locally: armadillos.
on a nearby public trail, owls have clawed runners.
finally, we have a few aggressive stray cats (rabid?).

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I’m more worried about nutty people than animals. The most dangerous animal I’ve seen around my place is an Opossum and it wasn’t bothersome. (apparently they consume thousands of ticks every season so I’m willing to live and let live) Mostly I just see hordes of bunnies. I’ve seen as many as 12 on a single 30 minute walk.

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There is only One reason why people keep and bear dangerous canines. Because they are convinced that their dangerous canine is only a risk to other people, not their selves or their own family.

 

But wait, not so fast! They kill their owners newborns, infants, toddlers: https://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1784890#comment-1784890

 

How fast would the problem disappear they only attacked their owners? In a very short time, normal people who love their neighbor would be able to walk down the street without a gun. There would be no more furry attackers loose on the street. Yay! Dear God, please make them attack bite only their owners. Amen.

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Ticks, mosquitoes (West Nile yep been there), Copperheads, rattlesnakes, black widow, brown recluse, legendary cougar that supposedly prowls the area…and never know when a normally timid creature might show up rabid instead.

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I forgot about wasps and bees.  :FACEPALM:

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2-legged douchebags on 2- or 4-wheels, usually at night.

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raccoon city wrote:

I forgot about wasps and bees.  alt=:" />

Come on. We have to cope with all dangers we encounter ourselves while you have a sister that even kills rattlers (for you). Wink

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Hey, she gets 1000 experience points and 500 gold for every rattler she kills!  :-)

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Oh look! This must be "National Let Our Nanny Dogs Kill Little Old Ladies Week"!

https://blog.dogsbite.org/2021/09/puna-woman-dies-after-dogs-attacked-three-adults-hawaii-county.html#comment-38508

 

followed without undue delay by: https://blog.dogsbite.org/2021/09/elderly-woman-dies-attacked-by-three-pit-bulls-mahaffey-lane.html#comment-38531

 

Who's next? There's only one requirement: Someone who is not defended with a self-defensive firearm. All you have to do is not carry a gun, and you can let you neighbors' nanny dogs butcher you on the public street.

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jeff51 wrote:
It’s Widder Maker time in Texas.
The Black Widow population is in full bloom. The moms are laying egg sacks all over the place.
I usually leave most critters be. But theses creepy crawly critters seem to love to hang out by my outside doors.
Out comes the bug spray.
They also like to hide in the corners of my office downtown.
Thoop, Thoop, is the sound when a thumbnail sized Widow gets sucked by the shop vac.

Important safety tip. DO NOT use a Bug Assalt thingy on a spider located in a corner above your head.
The air blast propels said spider directly back at you.
I eventually recovered and my blood pressure is getting back to normal.

Black Widow trivia. Ever notice how a Black Widow silk strand actually goes “Snap” when it breaks?
They are way thicker than regular spider silk.

In years gone by, the cross-hairs in rifle scopes, range finders Etc. were made of Black Widow silk thread.

Pictures from Australia land with fields covered in webs for acres – Too damn spooky to be real!
All the Best,
Jeff


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Black and Brown Widows over here. I’m told the Brown ones came in on a boat from South America but I don’t know. The Black ones like ground level nests. Found a female once in the water meter box with 3 empty egg sacs and one full. Torched it with carburetor cleaner.
Brown Widows like living 3 ft off ground level and are slightly sma!ler.
Humans are by far the most dangerous, gangsters will shoot you for fun at 15 yrs old.
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Is it hard to hit an attacking dog with a pistol? Moving targets aren’t easy. Crunch time.

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pennzy wrote:
Is it hard to hit an attacking dog with a pistol? Moving targets aren't easy. Crunch time.
The first one was a classic ambush attack. Out came the German shepherd from a blind driveway, about one and three quarters seconds away from me, full charge, snarling and growling. Deep within my few seconds legal, personal self-defense time-space. I drew and fired one shot. It got hit in the side of its skull. It was four feet away, one tenth of a second away from me. All persons in Prescott were critical of me, because I was too afraid to offer my flesh and blood to their Almighty Dog, whom they worship and serve.

My second time was similar distance and timing. My first two shots grazed the Queensland heeler in the legs, third shot in side of head, fourth shot center of its head. It never decelerated. It never veered off. Full terror of immediate hospitalization injury, until sudden stop one-thirtieth of a second away from me.

Five shots per two tiny split second stops. Police fire significantly more shots per shot dog. Closer to five rounds per dog.

Successful defense with pepper spray is almost totally unobtainable. Unarmed defense is virtually completely futile.

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Plenty of scorpions, including those nasty Arizona Bark Scorpions.
Luckily they glow bright under my UV light.

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I remember someone (FOAFOAF of sorts; didn’t know him personally) who liked The Biker Look, and had those “corsets” that would go around your wrist/forearm with those little metal spiky things sticking out.

Came in handy one day when a dog attacked him, he raised his arm to let the dog chomp down on leather’n‘metal (huge surprise, I’d imagine!), before pulling his boot-knife and nailing the attacking dog right in the pumper from the side, and doing a classic zigzag’n‘twist on the critter’s insides.

And yeah, everyone was blaming him for nailing poor Fido. “Such a good doggie, used to cuddle up with The Twins, Cody and Caleb, so there was no reason for that monster to butcher him like that!”, etc.

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I suppose walking the neighborhood with a Shockwave over your shoulder might attract attention.

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