We hear constantly about how to defend ourselves against our two-legged enemies, living and living dead. However, I don’t hear much about another very real and serious danger that walks on four legs: dog packs. Dog packs can be just as much a danger as ‘zombies’, yet hardly anything is said about them. With the economy getting worse by the day, more and more people are dropping off their precious pooches in the country to fend for themselves, believing that someone will see them and care for them. If the flow rate of dropped off animals is small, then often that is the case. We personally have taken one in that turned out to be a great dog. But if the flow rate of animals is high, then the countryside gets swamped. The dogs will then start forming packs THAT ARE NOT AFRAID OF HUMANS. These packs will be highly dangerous.
Though not as smart as ‘zombies’, dogs are far faster and can sometimes be more determined. Who doesn’t feel a little fear when 6-7 snarling, hungry dogs come at them? They’ll be on you very quickly, and no matter how good of a shot you are, if they are close enough to be coming after you, its very hard to shoot fast enough to kill enough of them to make them turn back. If you are alone, pray that they are gun shy, especially if you don’t have a good scatter gun on you.
Dogs have a better sence of smell and and are already equiped with the gear and instincts they need to kill you. They don’t need night vision scopes. They can sneak right up on you. Experienced dogs can even pull off crude ambushes! If you see a large number of dog tracks in your area, you had better be on guard.
Not every pack will be human aggressive, thank God. Many packs are human shy strays. Some hunters may also keep packs of hounds or some folks just simply have a lot of dogs (we have 5). Rule of thumb: learn which of your neighbores have dogs, what they look like, and wether or not they are aggressive to humans or livestock or not. This way, if they old man down the street’s seven Saint Bernards get loose, you know already that these are not a threat, just seven big, goofy, happy dogs that need to be brought home. Then, when you see a real pack, you know that they don’t belong here and must be dealt with immediatly.
May God give you all peace.