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scary walking through my village after dark

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Getting away from OP and the fact dogs attack and ignoring the speed of sound over dust in a village at night. I have a solution for stopping dogs coming at you.

I bought this torch - see link - It is the most powerful hand torch in the world. It has a 700 foot beam and a single LED. They cost around 40 pounds in the UK on Amazon. It comes with a warning - Do not shine into your eyes - I let it slip once and the beam hit my left eye from about 2 feet just for a fraction of a second. I could not see properly for about 15 mins. There was a 18 inch wide orange ball on my left side that stopped me seeing anything on that side.

When I go out at night and there is a chance I could meet dogs. I carry the torch and I just need to aim it straight at the dog for a couple of seconds. It stops dead in its tracks. They mostly keep barking for a while but don't move. The cannot see for 20 mins and think twice about coming near again.

https://www.ledlenser.com/uk/flashlights/p72/

I also bought one for the GF. I always have one beside my bed at night for power cuts (they still happen) and also if anyone broke in or I felt I was being attacked. I would just have to do the same as I do to dogs - shine the light in the assailants eyes and they will be blinded for a good 20 mins. Simple, no need for guns or getting involved in Ju Jitsu etc.....

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Big Stick and a Rock,, I never leave the house with out them thumbsup.gif

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No, a good dog, and I mean a dog that inherited a good temperament won't attack a human. It sees the human as its leader and it is a pack animal by nature.

In the West dogs are often bred for temperament and bad ones are culled by at least sterilizing. Most breeders are responsible. In Thailand you get what you get and the worst become the dominate pack leaders.

I killed a rottweiler a few years back that I was certain was readying a viscous attack. I was running my Bobcat excavator at the time and I simply shot him, dug his grave, pushed him in with the bucket and covered him up. Although what I did was legal I didn't want neighbors who owned him upset with me.

I don't know what to tell you, as in a civilized country such dogs are impounded and if not claimed and after paying a stiff fine by the owner, they are put down.

You shot your neighbours dog and buried it in your garden because you thought it was planning to attack you?

I'm glad you're not my neighbour.

Actually, I think he thought it was going to slobber all over him. Nothing worse that a "viscous" attack from a Rotty. Sorry, I just could not help myself.

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Getting away from OP and the fact dogs attack and ignoring the speed of sound over dust in a village at night. I have a solution for stopping dogs coming at you.

I bought this torch - see link - It is the most powerful hand torch in the world. It has a 700 foot beam and a single LED. They cost around 40 pounds in the UK on Amazon. It comes with a warning - Do not shine into your eyes - I let it slip once and the beam hit my left eye from about 2 feet just for a fraction of a second. I could not see properly for about 15 mins. There was a 18 inch wide orange ball on my left side that stopped me seeing anything on that side.

When I go out at night and there is a chance I could meet dogs. I carry the torch and I just need to aim it straight at the dog for a couple of seconds. It stops dead in its tracks. They mostly keep barking for a while but don't move. The cannot see for 20 mins and think twice about coming near again.

https://www.ledlenser.com/uk/flashlights/p72/

I also bought one for the GF. I always have one beside my bed at night for power cuts (they still happen) and also if anyone broke in or I felt I was being attacked. I would just have to do the same as I do to dogs - shine the light in the assailants eyes and they will be blinded for a good 20 mins. Simple, no need for guns or getting involved in Ju Jitsu etc.....

And at daytime to can hit the dog with your torch.....thumbsup.gif

If there's a very attractive girl...shine the bright light into her eyes, then follow her and act like you're her husband, but she might feel the "difference" and always wants your service? The torcher....aehh torture never stops. facepalm.gif

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Mace, pocket taser (can be bought here, not sure about Thailand) or one of those or one of those whistles, whatchamacallthem, that humans can't hear but dogs can.

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Out in the boonies... well, which dogs do you think get eaten first? A load of stupid softies around here, the onlt aggressive dogs have been brough in from outside.

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I used to carry a piece of fresh meat with me just in case I was attacked I could throw it the dog's way...but the daily barfines were killing my budget !

JUST KIDDING GUYS !

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Ah always enjoy a story about some goose that moves into the countryside or wheredafukaburi then wants to have a whinge about the animals that generally have lived there longer than he has.

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Simple advice for anyone living in/visiting Thailand.

1. Never walk alone at night or in any unfamiliar area that isn't full of pedestrians. Do what normal Thais and expats do - drive a car, motorcycle or catch a cab or something. Besides, walking long distances in 32 degree heat often has another unintended consequence particularly for westerners not used to such hot temperatures: heat stroke.

2. Don't taunt, feed or in any other way disturb unfamiliar dogs.

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Village dogs are not strays, they are taken care of because they help with security.

Taken care of?

Underfed scabby mange infested muts.

Most have never seen a vet or had a good dinner in their lives.

It is shameful the way they are neglected.

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They are everywhere...the soi dogs are ok because they are socialized and around people all day....but the dogs on someone's property are dangerous....here in BKK I already know what neighborhoods I cannot walk thru because of this...Thais (and I am not being racist here) are about the most irresponsible animal owners I have ever seen on the planet and I have been to a lot of places.

A lot of places but never in Senegal or Cameroun ...cheesy.gif ;

Here, in Thailand, dogs are friendly if you compare with africaan ones which are often wild animals ;

I remember, a long time ago, it was in 1977 or 78, walking at night , Point E in Dakar , never do that without a large wooden stick .

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I used to carry a piece of fresh meat with me just in case I was attacked I could throw it the dog's way...but the daily barfines were killing my budget !

JUST KIDDING GUYS !

"Just kidding"...so why post it?

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not only in village,

i have this in streets in neighbouhood in " Central bangkok "

My wife warns me even in daylight to enter some of this sois !

Forest people they say !

I call it Jungle education !

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Out in the boonies... well, which dogs do you think get eaten first? A load of stupid softies around here, the onlt aggressive dogs have been brough in from outside.

the Burmese brought them to LOS !!

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