Before I begin, I would like to tell you that dogs are my favorite kind of animal; no other animal can come close to my love for dogs. I like other pets such as cats, and I like all of the wildlife I meet along my hikes, but dogs are still, and always will be my favorite animals. Now onto something I'm very very angry about!
I was getting toward the end of a very productive day with my camera. I have more pictures of animals for you from today than I've been able to get for most of the winter combined. I was really happy about it. I decided to go back to the fishing platform because I saw from a distance that there were a couple of geese wandering around out there on the ice. I had to get pictures of that!
This is a video where I attempted to bring to you a couple of geese on a frozen lake, but I was rudely interrupted by two idiots with their vicious dogs.
I started out by taking a few pictures of them walking around out there. Then I remembered to try to bring you a good video of the geese as they walked by. They weren't making much noise, but they were giving me some intermittent honks. The sound is really good here, and not only can you hear the geese, but you can also clearly hear other birds chirping in the background. It was an all around good setting for a video. That's when all hell broke loose!
From behind me I all of a sudden heard very loud barking dogs, and a man yelling at them. The geese flew away as soon as they heard this, and the whole thing interrupted my video! I turned off the video, and turned to see what was going on. There were about four or five good sized dogs running down the hill towards me in a very aggressive manner! Their idiot of an owner stood at the top of the hill yelling at them to come back. You can hear all of this in the video, including the footfalls of the dogs as they ran towards me.
|The hill to the left|
I want to tell you, and I'm not trying to make this sound like bragging, but I know very well how to defend myself against any human or animal. I've done both many times before. I could have hurt those dogs worse than they could hurt me, but I knew I'd suffer a few injuries along the way. I was more angry than I was afraid. But what if I was another person who was not prepared for a situation like this? This was not good at all!
It wasn't even worth saying anything to these idiots, so I went back to taking a few last pictures. The two guys with the dogs quickly put them back on their leashes and moved as swiftly as they could away from my location. These jerks should have kept their mean dogs on their leashes in the first place!!! It is clearly written on the sign at the front of the park to do just that.
On my way out of the park, I met a nice woman who was going in. She had two very nice, polite dogs. One was a very small dog. We talked for a few minutes about the wildlife. Before I let her go, I made sure to warn her about the two morons with their pack of vicious dogs. I couldn't bear to think of her nice dogs or her getting hurt. After we parted ways, I made my way to my truck, and home. I was angry, but still encouraged by the new spring. Next time something like that happens, I'll be sure to keep the video running!