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        03-29-2013, 11:37 AM
      #11
    Foal
    Wow! I can't believe the nerve of some people. I would NEVER go on someones private property. The first thing that came to my mind when I read these stories about people picnicking in pastures with horses, is the palomino stud colt from the documentary BUCK...having a picnic in his pasture surely would've taught them a lesson.

    Nightside, You're a lot braver than I am, I would've been too afraid to go confront them. I hope those people don't cause you or your animals anymore trouble!
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        03-29-2013, 12:45 PM
      #12
    Weanling
    Omg coming onto property is one thing but having a picnic there?! THAT is ballsy! Especially to get indignant when you are upset, and feeding the horses junk to top it all off.

    A few weeks ago the power company just opened up my gate and decided they were going to just drive on in. Khan was already out so as soon as that guy had the gate open Khan was on his heels and.he scrambled back into the truck. I sent hubby out to see what was going on and they said they were having.trouble accessing a power line but thought they could get to it by driving through TWO of my pastures, one of which had 2 of the horses and my 2 ponies in it. If they'd gotten out or been injured or stressed I would have been livid. My husband said no, the truck wouldn't fit through the second gate anyway. A few days later a tree company came out and cleared the overgrown trees that were blocking access to the line from the road. Was that SO hard?

    See, I am normally a very quiet person, and I don't get confrontational over most things. I even usually have a long patience. If they'd said yeah, we wanted to see the goat or even apologized or done anything but tried to make ME look like an idiot, I would have told them the animals weren't friendly and that would be the end of it. When push comes to shove I will get nasty and you'd better not be in my path when I go on the rampage. I had a 6 acre trek out there and was stomping the entire way I think. :P
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        03-29-2013, 03:33 PM
      #13
    Weanling
    I would be fuming as well!

    Audio record (At least) any further conversations with them, particularly if you are going to inform them not to come on your property again so that you have proof. Sigh, I wish people would stay to themselves like I do! It's a real shame when you have to spend thousands of dollars to make property that is yours and is obviously yours unattractive to the "adult" trespassers...through hot wire, cameras, signs and whatever else.
         
        03-30-2013, 12:25 AM
      #14
    Trained
    Hmmm. Situational awareness. :) I wouldn't take my child w me - although I am guessing you had no choice. And, I wouldn't go unarmed. If I couldn't go w/o my child, I would just call the police.
         
        03-30-2013, 12:32 AM
      #15
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    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by franknbeans    
    Cameras can easily be disguised-perhaps in a birdhouse on a fencepost? You know for those little bluebirds you dearly love.
    Why hide them? Put real ones out in the open along with a few fake ones (unless you can afford a bunch of real ones) and put up signs that say no tress passing along with ones that say something about video surveillance and it will be used for prosecution.

    Hidden ones are great at catching people doing wrong while visible ones are better at preventing it.
         
        03-30-2013, 12:42 AM
      #16
    Yearling
    Talk to your local law enforcement and they will tell you what steps you need to take. In my state of Oregon, you must post "No Tresspass" signs and, when you see someone trespass, give them written notice that they were trespassing and they will be prosecuted if they do it again. I made the notices with my signature as small as business cards and always had one nearby. I also asked the name of the person I was giving it to, and requested ID to confirm the name they gave. All according to my state & county laws. It helped a bunch. And so do cameras. Except for hoodies, which conceal faces quite well. But my problem was a bit worse maybe.
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        03-30-2013, 12:47 AM
      #17
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by Missy May    
    Hmmm. Situational awareness. :) I wouldn't take my child w me - although I am guessing you had no choice. And, I wouldn't go unarmed. If I couldn't go w/o my child, I would just call the police.
    I'm guessing you don't live where the police are 45mins away....

    Around here you could be long dead and buried before the actual cops show up. The within 45min ones are VOLUNTEER so unless they are bored and the diner is closed for the night and no longer giving them free coffee and donuts, forget them coming...
         
        03-30-2013, 01:19 AM
      #18
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by Delfina    
    I'm guessing you don't live where the police are 45mins away....

    Around here you could be long dead and buried before the actual cops show up. The within 45min ones are VOLUNTEER so unless they are bored and the diner is closed for the night and no longer giving them free coffee and donuts, forget them coming...
    Actually, they aren't exactly speedy around these parts. However, I have lived where 45 minutes was never going to happen even at the fastest pace any vehicle can go...hours - top end. Either way, what I meant was I would not carry my child and a loaded rifle w the safety off...and I wouldn't go investigate unarmed.
         
        03-30-2013, 01:47 AM
      #19
    Weanling
    Not a big choice for me. Hubby works from 4 pm to 5 am most nights. Ya know. When the normal crazies have the night off. ;)

    But I've got big dogs, a big knife, and I know enough hand to hand combat to put a grown man in his place. But I hadn't really taken being attacked into account when I stomped out there to give them a piece of my mind, so point taken. Point is, I'm a little more scary than the average house wife. Nothing against the other housewives. :)
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        03-30-2013, 08:47 AM
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    Green Broke
    You got your daughter dressed and carried to a confrontation ?
         

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