When it comes to rural, neighbours is a loose term. You share a fence line but are still 1/2 a mile from their house, or they are across the road. This neighbour knows this dog is an issue, with more than me. I can hear others around yelling at it. While it has slowed dwon in the winter months, it still can be seen just running around. Other neighbours say they bring their kids in sometimes as it roams the yard, because it sneaks and surprises. have they dont anything about it as well, not sure,SouthOnt wrote: ↑Feb 13th, 2018 4:44 pmFair enough about the cats. I set a live trap in the city (and did catch a dog once...), and mostly catch domesticated animals over the real prey. So I can get that. The camera makes sense, then, especially as you suspect the one dog. It's better to go through official channels, when possible.
I'm here shaking my head about your one neighbour- as you say, a dog takes off once in a while, no big deal. If your neighbour just don't care and lets it go wherever he wants, that's a different story. Mighty neighbourly.
I also have a lot of empathy with you and this (very mild, I know) invasion of your property. My sister is in Saskatchewan, and it's a different story from here. We think we know but, even if you're rural here, something happens you call and the OPP gets there in fifteen minutes, except maybe in the north. I know you guys don't have that luxury. Gotta stay safe and, to the extent possible, keep your nose clean. So official channels are smart in this case, and hopefully the trail cam helps you do it.
When they can see and hear me chase it from my yard with a bat, and still dont do anything, they have the problem. Ive had the thing sneak up to me in my garage with the door open in the summer once, and snarl at me. And then I chase it with the closest thing I can grab. And all they say is "get back here"
And while I did report it, I think it took days for bylaw to get here to even do anything. Since its a huge area, and one dog bylaw officer, spread to thin.
And if I shoot, who knows. maybe the gun I have isnt licensed correctly now. I assume it is, was the last time I used it. Rules change so much when it comes to firearms these days. And by the time I actually get the gun from its safe, and then get the ammo, its long gone anyway
They way people on Canada get sued now, Id probably be sued for millions because of some loop hole.