I am in a little Predicament.
We have a neighbor across the street and he has two dogs. It seems that when people move to the country they thank they can let their dogs run free. I have asked the guy and his wife several times to keep his dogs put up. He did half heartily build a fence but the dogs just jump right over it.
Every time I have company the dogs run over and playfully want attention from my guests. Every time I set my trash out the said dogs get into it and scatter it down the road. Every day I see the dogs laying in my yard.
I have shot them hundreds of times with the pellet gun but they still come back. My house is situated where I cannot get a clear shot on them with anything with any kind of power to make a point without endangering a nearby neighbor in case of a miss.
I set out antifreeze to bait the dogs for a quick kill but the wife is a bleeding heart and goes into spasms when he somehow learns of the plan. I tried to run them over with the truck in my own front yard only to be chastised from all the girls that I was a bad guy for even trying.
I know it is not the animals fault and they should not be punished for their owners stupidity but something has to be done. I spend a lot of time and money to keep my animals on my property and feel others should do the same.
I cannot start a war with this guy because he has as much fire power as I do and others will be hurt in the fight. Plus it is not worth it just over a couple of dogs.
I work, he does not so that leaves me open for an attack many hours of the day.
There is no more talking with him without the problem escalating to the next level. I am not afraid by no means but being that I am gone most of the day I am concerned for my family if I start something.
This guy is the definition of white trash and there is no telling what he would do in retaliation.