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    Well said, BCK. There are too many variables in life, and if he had stumbled, he'd be in an Aussie jail, maimed, or dead. It would have been too late for a second chance at that point. I have been handling reptiles my whole life, and I learned the hard way you can't possibly be ready for everything. And then there is Murphy's Law; If anything can possibly go wrong--- it will!!
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    Old thread with new life. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    I too think what Steve Erwin did was terrible. Like others have stated, you cannot be 100% sure of what animals will do...no matter how well you think know them (such as your own pet). They *react*...they don't THINK like people do. You NEVER take that chance with a child! Especially a helpless baby. Unless you are willing to live with what might result for the rest of your life.

    I am a big advocate of leash laws which many people ignore because they want their dogs to be "free" and because they think its "cool" that their dogs "don't need a leash". BS! I don't care how well you think you know your dog, you can't be SURE about what they might do. My dog was attacked once by another loose dog. I had to haul my dog up onto my chest and I spent 15 minutes in the middle of the street kicking and screaming. The dog just kept attacking and lungeing at my dog. There was nobody around to help me. Finally the dog's owner ran out of the house (white as a sheet!) and even he couldn't stop the dog for a while. Once he got him and we both collapsed on the ground in exhaustion...he tells me "I'm so sorry! He's not mean dog! He's NEVER done anything like that before!" [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif[/img] I've never been afraid of dogs and I'm still not but to this day when I am approached by a loose, unfamiliar dog my legs turn to jello and my heart races. I can't control it...its like a flashback.

    A friend's 12-yr old, decrepit, calm, slow-moving dog attacked a neighbor's cat which resulted in a $900 vet bill she had to pay. She NEVER thought her old dog would do such a thing.

    So KEEP YOUR DOGS LEASHED for the *dog's safety* AND other people!

    You just don't ever REALLY know what even the nicest dog or animal will do. You must take caution to do your best to prevent the unexpected.

    And I'm HORRIFIED to hear that Jerry Springer is on in AU and that people think THAT's what Americans are like! He is scum and his show is disgusting. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif[/img]
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    Why should just dogs be leashed? People who just let their cats wander into other peoples yards should not be that surprised if a dog in the yard it enters tries to chase it. I mean, cats range over a wide area entering other peoples yads, using their gardens as litterboxes, and taking a huge toll on the small animal population of the area. I dont want someones cat coming into MY yard preaying on MY famliy of bluebirds and staring at MY finches trough the window all day. If the cat wanders into a fenced back yard, its not the dogs fault. I agree with the idea of leashlaws for dogs, but what makes cats special?
    They carry more diseases than dogs too.

    About steve erwin... lets just ay i dont watch his show anymore.
    that makes no logic

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    I've never had outdoor cats (since I was a little kid any way). My cats have always been spayed/neutered, had all their shots, and been kept safe indoors from cars, dogs, humans and disease. Cats don't usually respond well to leash training which is why you rarely see people walking cats on leashes. But your points are valid Finch. I hate seeing cats wandering the neighborhood because it usually means they will 1) get hit by a car 2) pick up diseases 3) get fleas 4) get injured or killed by a dog 5) impregnate or get pregnant with unwanted kittens 6) get in cat fights 7) kill birds at birdfeeders and poop in yards/gardens.

    I do what will keep my pets safe first. And I've never had unhappy animals...they get lots of attention and exercise. My cats were quite happy indoors and had little to no interest in going out.
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    Yeah, cats should be leashed up or kept indoors. I hate it when they poop in my raised beds. And in the summer, they come by my window while I'm asleep and make all sorts of obnoxious noises Good thing for the cats I don't have a pellet gun!
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    Personally, I think Steve was a little, er, daring, with what he did. Don't think I would do the same thing if I were he. Whatever. Nothing happened. Was he lucky? Probably. So what. What he did was no dumber than what half of world does everyday. Does that excuse it? No. But we should all be a little careful of our judgment of others.....How often could Steve look at one of us and say "How on EARTH could you do something so STUPID?" Just my two cents.

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    Good point, Schloaty. That's as bad as naming a kid "oops"
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