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    One of my ancestors in Belgium had poachers stealing his rabbits.
    He put signs on his fences that said: Beware of the armed madman.
    That solved his problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the mop View Post
    one of my ancestors in belgium had poachers stealing his rabbits.
    He put signs on his fences that said: Beware of the armed madman.
    that solved his problem.
    rofl.

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    love that.. armed madman! lol...

    i agree with whoever said the law seems to be protecting criminals these days.. i remember a woman in a supermarket car park one day telling me to make sure i protect my handbag, as her's was grabbed one day, and she ran after the thief, tackled him, brought him down to the ground and got her bag back. he sued her for personal injury! she sued him back. she won in the end, but he should never have been able to get his case off the ground to start with.

    with my tiny terrier, i should have a sign reminding ppl to look for him before stepping, in case they tread on him. it's not for nothing we have called him Nelson Underfoot.

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    When I was living at my parents house, our neighbours use to torment our Blue Heeler through the fence ALL the time.

    One day my dad asked my neighbour for help, so he came around the back. My neighbour thought Brock got too close and went to kick him away...Brock bit him literally on the bottom
    We had "beware of dog enter at own risk" signs on both gates.

    Luckily he didn't sue us or anything, but he told the council about our 'dangerous dog' and were looking at him getting PTS.

    My neighbour had the nerve to come around (the front lol) to give me the receipt for the cream or whatever he had to buy for the bite, and he told me...brace yourselves...


    "Won't it be a lot better when Brock is gone"

    I told him "here is your money" and closed the door in his face.


    Lucky for us, the council told us that if we put up a second gate so that if the first gate is left open, he still can't get out of the second gate, that they will approve that Brock is kept in secure premises and wouldn't have to be PTS.


    The gate was put up ASAP and my neighbour is fuming LOL
    Only a twinkle in his daddys eye ♥♡
    (IM)patiently waiting for my long awaited newfie pup ♥♡

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    re the armed madman - he was lucky the poachers could read.

    I have a beware the dog sign, so the gas meter reader always rings the bell to let me know when he wants to read the meter. I've been home the last few times. Frosty hates him.

    I have the sign up in the hope that people will keep the gate shut. Maybe I should have Keep the gate shut instead.

    Frosty went off at the lawn mower man this morning but when he finally turned off all his machines and stood still, she licked him. Fierce dog that.

    I don't think a sign by itself is equivalent to having your dog declared "dangerous". That kind of info would have to be in the law somewhere and it isn't. And I think if you did have a declared dangerous dog, you would need a lot more precautions than a mere sign on the gate - like a second fence and contained area the dog could not jump out of and probably a "dangerous dog" sign. I am not a lawyer though and sometimes law cases modify the written law.

    We did have a old pensioner here who had been repeatedly burgled and threatened - I think he might have been beaten up by the burglar... the pensioner started sleeping with a loaded shotgun next to his bed, and the next time the pr*ck broke in, he got shot.

    And they took the pensioner to court for that, but the jury refused to convict him and let him off. So now, given those kind of circumstances, ie repeat burglary, old age, threats and harm, you can shoot the burglar. Sometimes juries have a lot of sense.

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    re the armed madman - he was lucky the poachers could read.
    Probably that they couldn’t read; and as it was back there and then in the paddocks, they must have been ‘enlightened’ by a literate person.
    By now, we’ve got to where people can read, but think that they can mightily ignore signs.


    an old pensioner here who had been repeatedly burgled and threatened
    There’s also been such a case in Adelaide years ago where an elderly man shot the burglar/attacker dead, and was then taken into care by the Salvation Army, and never charged.

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