So I take off riding my mountain bike again this morning like a lot of other mornings, and I get to a questionable looking house where this big pit bull comes running/barking/growling toward me. The lady is in the yard yelling at it, but it does not let up. There was a truck and trailer which came down the highway about that time which separated us and gave her time to get close to the dog and it moved slowly back from the road. I was on the other side of the road, which should not matter.
What are the rules/laws on one of these bastard dogs?
If I am riding and it attacks me, can I shoot it? I live out in the country by the way. Went by the local sheriffs office today, but Fife must have been out on patrol.
If the lady is not there today, not sure if the dog would have come across and took me off the bike or not. I have carry/conceal, so I will probably ride with a friend for the next while.
What collective knowledge is there here about this type stuff?
Edited by stirs, 23 June 2014 - 05:06 PM.