tarzan1888 wrote:I saw this all over the cable news this morning.We don't know a lot about what happened, but this story does suggest several things;
1. Dogs aren't that much protection.
2. Never give up.
3. Always go armed.
Tarzan, I'll happily give you #2, 3 with total agreement.
As to #1, I wouldn't be too quick to state that as an absolute. I did not hear yet what kind of dogs she had. For all we know she had 2 pampered Yorkies. I'd bet that a pair of faithful 200 pound Mastiffs could have slowed down that bear or even changed it's mind. Or a couple of high energy Jack Russells jumping and biting on it from seemingly every direction at once might have caused it to go find easier prey.
Just depends on the dogs. If I were walking my dogs and a bear attacked, my rottie-lab mix would grab it's throat and hang on until death, the lab would annoy the heck out of it running circles around it and barking incessently and might man up and actually attack, and my fiancee's golden retriever would run for the nearest road, hail passing car, and get a ride to town to have his hair and nails done (she made him into a metro-sexual but I'm turning him more manly every day much to her chagrine). :P