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(BBC)   HI there I'm Ricky Bobby. And I'm Cal Naughton Jr. We like to have fun out there on the race track, but there's something we have to tell you. Packs of vicious stray dogs are controlling most of the major cities of Mexico   (bbc.co.uk ) divider line
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2013-01-08 06:12:14 PM  
2 votes:
The detained dogs will undergo tests to verify the presence of human tissues in their mouths and intestines, authorities said.

Dogs with human tissues?

collider.com

Teenwolf you're farked.
2013-01-09 12:49:13 PM  
1 vote:
cdn2.arkive.org

Wildebeest in the middle is the US Constitution

Wild dog pack is the Democrat Party
2013-01-08 07:16:23 PM  
1 vote:

leviosaurus: illannoyin: [www.thefirearmblog.com image 640x541]

Problem solved.

No, wait. This is Mexico we're talking about. There are no guns allowed in Mexico so I guess import North Koreans instead?

According to this study, pepper spray is more effective than handguns when dealing with grizzly bears. I would assume it would also be more effective against a pack of dogs.


A 9mm (or even a .357) is just likely to piss off a bear. It will down a dog without issue.
2013-01-08 07:05:19 PM  
1 vote:

Ow! That was my feelings!: Years ago I was crossing the Navajo Nation and stopped in Kayenta, near Monument Valley. There was a large dead dog, Rott-mix, laying in the parking lot. Stiff, legs in the air, stinky. Tons of locals completely ignoring it, kids running around, etc. Fairly shocking to someone who's never experienced the cultural indifference to animals that many Native American's share. Enlightening place, the Navajo Nation.


Back in the '80s my wife and I were doing structural investigations on some Indian housing on the White River Apache reservation in Arizona. At one house, we were walking around the perimeter of the house and my wife tripped on something sticking out from the ground. It was a horse hoof, still attached to the (mostly) buried horse. About 5 feet from the side of the house. Saw several dead dogs that summer too, but the horse really got etched into memory.
2013-01-08 07:01:51 PM  
1 vote:

leviosaurus: leviosaurus: mongbiohazard:
Packs of dogs can be very, very dangerous. Remember, we bred them from wolves... pretty much the top land predator after us. A single dog or a single wolf isn't the next most dangerous thing out there - but a pack sure as hell is. It's the teamwork that makes them - and us - so dangerous.

And I'm not really sure what you should do besides be armed, or make sure to be in a car or building. If they want to eat you, and you don't have weaponry of some kind, I think you're pretty much farked. I doubt posturing, or bluffing of some kind is going to have the same effect on a pack of dogs as it will a bear.

I'm not sure either, but I can tell you positively that avoiding eye contact and slowly walking away doesn't work. I never faced a pack of dogs, only individual, aggressive ones. I know that a pack of dogs is an entirely different animal with different psychology than an individual dog. Glad I've never been in that situation.

This is a pretty interesting article on how to deal with an aggressive dog. It includes a some good-sounding advice on dealing with a pack of dogs, before going on to say that it hasn't told you how to deal with a pack of dogs, so don't do it.


interesting article, I like how it flat out tells you "These instructions are for dealing with one dog, and may work when dealing with two. If you're attacked by a pack of dogs, however, the pack mentality will call for a different response, which is beyond the scope of this article."

Yea 10 dogs are hellova different problem than 1 or 2 of them.
2013-01-08 06:49:53 PM  
1 vote:

illannoyin: [www.thefirearmblog.com image 640x541]

Problem solved.

No, wait. This is Mexico we're talking about. There are no guns allowed in Mexico so I guess import North Koreans instead?


According to this study, pepper spray is more effective than handguns when dealing with grizzly bears. I would assume it would also be more effective against a pack of dogs.
2013-01-08 06:41:41 PM  
1 vote:
Friend of mine got bit by a wild dog in Mexico two hours before his flight home. He flew home and got the shots stateside.

As I understand it, Mexico is a desolate Hellscape populated by bandidos and littered with severed heads so this story doesn't surprise me.
2013-01-08 06:39:53 PM  
1 vote:

mongbiohazard: Packs of dogs can be very, very dangerous. Remember, we bred them from wolves... pretty much the top land predator after us. A single dog or a single wolf isn't the next most dangerous thing out there - but a pack sure as hell is. It's the teamwork that makes them - and us - so dangerous.


Wolves are very timid around humans and are unlikely to attack. Even packs are unlikely to do anything but scatter. Dogs aren't scared of humans, which makes them a lot more dangerous.

That's part of the reason people consider wolf-hybrids to be very dangerous. They have the ferocity and strength of a wolf, but none of the timidness.

leviosaurus: This is a pretty interesting article on how to deal with an aggressive dog. It includes a some good-sounding advice on dealing with a pack of dogs, before going on to say that it hasn't told you how to deal with a pack of dogs, so don't do it.


That was a decent article. I have encountered aggressive owned dogs before, but I generally ignore them and avoid the area they seem to be obviously defending.

I wouldn't want to encounter a pack of wild dogs.
2013-01-08 06:20:49 PM  
1 vote:

leviosaurus: mongbiohazard:
Packs of dogs can be very, very dangerous. Remember, we bred them from wolves... pretty much the top land predator after us. A single dog or a single wolf isn't the next most dangerous thing out there - but a pack sure as hell is. It's the teamwork that makes them - and us - so dangerous.

And I'm not really sure what you should do besides be armed, or make sure to be in a car or building. If they want to eat you, and you don't have weaponry of some kind, I think you're pretty much farked. I doubt posturing, or bluffing of some kind is going to have the same effect on a pack of dogs as it will a bear.

I'm not sure either, but I can tell you positively that avoiding eye contact and slowly walking away doesn't work. I never faced a pack of dogs, only individual, aggressive ones. I know that a pack of dogs is an entirely different animal with different psychology than an individual dog. Glad I've never been in that situation.


This is a pretty interesting article on how to deal with an aggressive dog. It includes a some good-sounding advice on dealing with a pack of dogs, before going on to say that it hasn't told you how to deal with a pack of dogs, so don't do it.
2013-01-08 05:32:46 PM  
1 vote:
Heyyyy,

24.media.tumblr.com

My dog may be stray, but she's not wild!.
2013-01-08 05:23:43 PM  
1 vote:
Also, why does TFA headline have "kills four" in quotes?

Mexican pack of stray dogs 'kills four' in park
2013-01-08 05:23:34 PM  
1 vote:
4.bp.blogspot.com

I like to think of dogs as angels in disguise, testing us, and when you get to heaven, St. Peter will either be all like "Hey, why were you always whipping that dog like a dog?" Or if you're a good person and are nice to dogs, St. Peter will be all like "A-ight, your cool, get on in there and save a beer for me. Cause here's something most people don't know: Angels like to party. Lucifer? He got cast down because of too many party fouls."
2013-01-08 05:08:41 PM  
1 vote:
On the outskirts of the PHX Metro area, more specifically the Gila Indian Reservation there are multitude of wild dogs packs. Just recently going to work a lady was trapped in her car as around 7-8 dogs surrounded and attempted to attack the car. We drove up next to her as she was stopped not doing anything for some odd reason, we honked our horn, revved the engine and move our car at the dogs (not hitting though) and in about 10 seconds the dogs were gone. This lady was stopped in the road for at least 30 seconds as we saw her in the distance upon approaching her. I don't know why she didn't just do the same thing.

But yeah there is a problem of wild dogs not just on the reservation either, I wouldn't walk some places at night in my suburban neighborhood in the Phoenix area. Now it must be a cultural thing because there are the Indian reservations and the Mexicans who just don't care for dogs, forced to live outside in the heat during the summer too. It is disgusting as I am loving dog owner of five wonderful companions.
2013-01-08 05:08:10 PM  
1 vote:
When I fly into Mexico City, I like to stop at the Carl's Jr. in the terminal before I get on the school bus full of chickens to go to my hotel.
2013-01-08 05:00:44 PM  
1 vote:

Walker: The Yahoo article goes into juicier details like mutilated breasts, conspiracy theories with people suggesting a serial killer dumped the bodies there because there was no blood, and a girl calling her sister saying she was being attacked by wild dogs and her sister hanging up on her thinking she was joking.


FTA: "The authorities trapped beagles, Maltese, poodles; can you imagine how long it would take for them to kill a person?" he asked.

Not as long as this guy apparently thinks. Especially if they hit an artery. They're small and cute, but they're still predators at their core, and if they get hungry enough (or are rabid, although I don't think they'd work in packs in that case) they can still do some damage. And they'd probably have the element of surprise, since you wouldn't expect to be eaten by a beagle.

/not saying dogs actually did this, just that it's possible for small dogs to kill
//forget it, Jake, it's Mexico
2013-01-08 04:59:18 PM  
1 vote:
chrisnu.com

They must've done something to upset the balance...
2013-01-08 04:27:43 PM  
1 vote:
That's the difference between cats and dogs.  Left in the wild, cats will fight among each other for territory.  Dogs will band together and kill you.
2013-01-08 04:18:25 PM  
1 vote:
The Yahoo article goes into juicier details like mutilated breasts, conspiracy theories with people suggesting a serial killer dumped the bodies there because there was no blood, and a girl calling her sister saying she was being attacked by wild dogs and her sister hanging up on her thinking she was joking.
2013-01-08 02:07:02 PM  
1 vote:
Old and busted: Mara Salvatrucha
New scourge: "Los Perros de Diablo"
 
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