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post #1 of 23 Old 03-28-2013, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
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I am FUMING!!

I heard my dogs barking so I look out the window. I don't see anything out of the ordinary until I see Thunder tossing his head with his ears pinned. I go outside to see some guy a few paces from my goat in the middle of my biggest pasture (6 acres!). I moved out here to NOT deal with idiots!! I let my baddest MOFO dog out and he races after him but the guy clears the fence.

I get my daughter dressed and carry her all the way out to where I saw the guy jump the fence
It backs up to a house with a small yard. I lean over the fence and ask if I can help them. They say no. I say okay, can I help the guy in the blue shirt that just ran through my property?! They said nobody did. I said yes, someone did and they HAD to have seen it, as they were all standing there drinking beers. They ask, can they help me! I said no but I'm leaving the dog out and I'm not calling him off when they get bit if they come on my property again.

My goat was okay, but I am just totally beyond angry. I wish I'd taken the guys picture but I was seeing red. Do I look like a freaking petting zoo?!
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post #2 of 23 Old 03-28-2013, 07:58 PM
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People will never learn... and if you're in America, I would be concerned about someone trespassing on your property, being injured by your dog and THEN suing YOU for their pain and suffering as a result of their stupidity. :(


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post #3 of 23 Old 03-28-2013, 08:05 PM
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That's too close for comfort as far as I'm concerned! Hopefully it was just a 'one time thing', but I'd call the police just to make contact and report the incident - that way if it ever happens again, (hoping it doesn't) they have something on record. * Also, I would just make a call immediately to 911 rather than taking the risk to confront someone yourself.... Not worth the risk. Nonetheless, hope the jerks never come back!
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post #4 of 23 Old 03-28-2013, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
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I doubt Khan would bite. He was taught to hit the end of his leash and snap/snarl/look like a mean dog but I don't do bite work. Plus he's getting older and is missing a canine. But I have beware of dog and no trespassing signs everywhere. Wish I could afford to hotwire the fence! That'd teach him.

You don't mess with people close to me and you definitely don't mess with my animals and come on my property to do it!

I thought Florida was one of those right to defend your property states. To Google!
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I doubt Khan would bite. He was taught to hit the end of his leash and snap/snarl/look like a mean dog but I don't do bite work. Plus he's getting older and is missing a canine. But I have beware of dog and no trespassing signs everywhere. Wish I could afford to hotwire the fence! That'd teach him.

You don't mess with people close to me and you definitely don't mess with my animals and come on my property to do it!

I thought Florida was one of those right to defend your property states. To Google!
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Florida has the "stand your ground law" basically if he threatened to kill you, or your family you do what needs done to ensure he doesnt.

You can talk to your lawyer to find out more information abouthim being on your property and what all you could do. I suggest cameras-- trail cams or a surveillance type camera and get him on video harassing your animals then have a restraining order slapped on him. Any time he trespasses again he goes to JAIL!! Probably where he belongs.

He's lucky-- if it were me his backside would be peppered with no.8 shot. ;)
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post #6 of 23 Old 03-28-2013, 10:38 PM Thread Starter
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I'll have to research some subtle cameras. I'm afraid they'd just get stolen by these jerks if they were too noticeable. I did file a report though. These are the same people that throw their beer bottles over the fence into my pasture! I just throw them back over but maybe they'd get the message if they had broken glass in the yard instead of bottles. This was just too far. :/
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post #7 of 23 Old 03-28-2013, 11:10 PM
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Funny how people think. I drove up to the pasture I was renting for the mares and foals in the summer and stopped when I saw three people standing in the pasture with my horses.
I watched for awhile, a little dumb founded, before I got out to see what was going on - turns out it was a Korean family just imported who wanted to take pictures with the horses. I let them, but explained that it isn't looked upon because 1 - you are tresspassing and 2 - not all horses you can trust to just walk up too without getting your head kicked in.

I put up tresspassing and no hunting signs but... People have odd ideas.
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post #8 of 23 Old 03-29-2013, 07:38 AM
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Cameras can easily be disguised-perhaps in a birdhouse on a fencepost? You know for those little bluebirds you dearly love.
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post #9 of 23 Old 03-29-2013, 10:17 AM Thread Starter
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At least those folks could cry ignorance, WS, so that's kind of funny. Lucky for them your mares weren't aggressive!

But I'm pretty darn sure these people wouldnt be happy if they found me in their pool! Oh, but I thought that's what we did, trespass and mess with other peoples things!

I'll have to play hide a cam when they go to work one day. That or invest in a gun. The coast guard taught me to never give a warning shot. ;)
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post #10 of 23 Old 03-29-2013, 11:21 AM
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Nightside, your recent experience brought back a few memories.

One time, I was at home and had put my pony and a couple of goats in the garden to get the grass down. My dogs, who were inside with me, began barking like crazy. I looked out of the window to see a family of four setting up a picnic IN MY GARDEN! They had turned off the main road, driven all the way up the farm track, parked up and let themselves in through the gate. It was obvious they were on private property but they couldn't care less. They had decided it would be nice to eat al fresco with the pretty little critters mowing my lawn and I could go take a running jump!

Another day, I went down the road to pull one of the horses out of the pasture, to find another family just finishing their picnic in the field. What made it worse was that they were attempting to feed my horse their leftovers, including ham sandwiches and a meat pie! I curtly asked them to leave. They ignored me. So I climbed back over the gate and made a big show of taking their vehicle registration. They got shirty about this and demanded to know what I was doing. I calmly told them that I needed it so I knew who to send the vet bill to when my horse got sick from all the c**p they were attempting to feed her. They moved on in double-time, but not without issuing a few expletives in my direction.

The more I see of people, the more I love my horse!!
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