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Wild Dog Attack

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Big Willy, Sep 3, 2018.

  1. Big Willy

    Big Willy Gen. Italia

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    This has been at the back of my mind many times when riding solo through Kenilworth Forestry...as I have seen wild singular dogs in the bush.
    Pinched this off Facebook...
    [​IMG]
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  2. Reefdog

    Reefdog Long timer

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    That is bloody frightening

    nothing what a pump action shotgun with BB or SG,s cartridges would have fixed in less than a minute
    That's right we cant protect ourselves any more
    I hope the police went out there and sorted them out, bit of live shooting practice I say WHAT

    I have a mate up on a station out of Ravenshoe, if he gets out of his Toejoe to fix a fence or what ever his rifle and/or pistol goes with him every where, huge wild dog problem
    Told me he can feel them watching him lots of times, baits ,shoots and traps but cant seem to get rid of them.
    After rain you see tracks every where.
    Wild dogs NOT dingoes
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  3. Andrew2

    Andrew2 Long timer

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    The wake up call happened to me when I was riding solo in the high country. I stopped to chat with a fella grading the road when we got talking about wild dogs. Now I always thought I'd be be able to handle a pack of wild poodles and chihuahuas no problems but never considered a rottie. He reckons it was just sitting there staring at him. Huge bastard. He was in an open cab so quickly jumped out and went and sat in his car for a while.
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  4. Rider 101

    Rider 101 Time poor

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    I had a bit of an incident in Barrington Tops ( NSW ) recently. Involved a very irate black brumby stallion that was very intimidating and I was in a spot where a quick U turn wasn't possible. I had to face him down.
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  5. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    I still recall a ride in the forests out the back of Maroochydore somewhere with GWilli and (maybe Big Willy) where we came across a great dane dumped in the forest. It was young, scared, and starving, so I gave it a sandwich out of pity but being on the bikes we had to leave it. That dog could look you straight in the eye while you were standing, at least 5 tall feet at the head.

    What sort of dumb cunt does this?

    Also, we have some pretty feral fresian cows down this way, they don't seem scared of people at all.
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  6. richo360

    richo360 Long timer

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    Everyone knows Ford rangers are dogs, maybe they were trying to mate with it?

    Ive camped alone in the high country, woken from the swag with snow on the ground to find dog tracks all around the swag and the car.
    Never been that fussed by them though.
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  7. speedwobble2

    speedwobble2 Been here awhile

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    He won’t have his pistol for much longer as our misguided piceofshit government deem primary producers don’t need handguns.
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  8. Redback

    Redback Average aussie bloke

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    We were hassled by wild dogs at Big Billy Bore Camping Area in Big Desert, thankfully we had our dogs with us so they didn't come right into camp, talking to the Ranger there is he reckons they are a problem all through the forest there and the National Park.

    Baz.
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  9. Reefdog

    Reefdog Long timer

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    my question to that ranger would be
    Why aren't you shooting the bastards

    Godsilla
    I would have tried to kill it with a good stick, don't miss though /they can turn bloody savage when wounded

    Someone is going to get savaged if something is not done about this problem

    Same as every problem in this country the government just buries its head in the sand, bigger the problem the bigger the hole,
    GUTLESS C...s,, look at the Melbourne gang problem, bloody hell.
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  10. Mungo

    Mungo Monarch 53

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    Couple of years back. Hunting Sambar. Early one morning sitting on a ridge, the bastards had me surrounded. Couldn't see them, but they were howling pretty good. Nerve racking to say the least. Glad I wasn't just bushwalking.
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  11. lifeofliberty

    lifeofliberty If you're bored, you're not living

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    Xylitol works on cats, dogs, skunks, coons (maybe, but you don't have these do you?), but not fast enough to avoid being badly bitten if attacked.
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  12. dunc

    dunc Hodophile - Coddiwompler

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    had a few dog encounters around geehi campground and even more up near the dam

    probably the same ones as they get around a bit
    x mongrel looking things
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  13. Jabba600

    Jabba600 WA Adventurer

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    What’s the solution for us as adventure riders to protect ourselves then .. ? as we can’t carry handguns ... I often wonder what we can do if in a situation say in a camp ground at night/day
    Scary stuff that’s for sure
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  14. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    I carry a folding Shovel with a sharp edge - never had to use it but better than nothing, lots of dogs/packs back up in the Brindies again too !
    Often wonder how many people have 'disappeared' over the years - dogs / pigs / in Tassy - Devils [locals never leave dogs on chains outside]
    Being a bloke from the country area - never worried about it but years ago used to carry a semi-auto .22, not a big calibre but 15+ slugs slowed most things down !
    Could be worse - overseas, got a lot more big nasties that want eat ya !
    Cheers
    Baza
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  15. philth

    philth www.motorbikin.com.au

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    Coons aye?
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  16. Warin

    Warin Retired

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    No coons.. but possums. About the same size, they won't attack unless you threaten them.
    No skunks either.

    Most of our wildlife will leave you alone if you do the same.
    Other than drop bears, some snakes, jelly fish, crocks, sharks, etc.

    Capsicum spray would work ... but 'we' are not allowed to carry that. And they'd be very close ...
    A fire extinguisher would probably work.
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  17. sidetrack one

    sidetrack one Chief Tiddler

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    Have a mate with you................and make sure you are faster than him!!!!!:D
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  18. dirtsurfer

    dirtsurfer Adventourer

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    Kenilworth! ? Really?

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  19. Andrew2

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    He'd have to be a pretty slow mate of your's Dave:shog:-)
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  20. Andrew2

    Andrew2 Long timer

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    Oh,and I'll let Allison know you said that next time I see her:ksteve
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