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An Ohio woman was out for a brisk hike last week when she was set upon by three blood-thirsty canines. Specifically, she was in the “Great Seal State Park” in Chillicothe, Ohio. It’s a burg about 60 miles south of Columbus. She survived the attack, but she walked away with severe bites on her legs. She was able to call her husband who in turn contacted police.
Holly Gray said while on her hike, she saw the dogs eating an animal carcass. Upon seeing the woman, they acted aggressively and charged her. She was pinned against a tree as they bit her. She was able to grab a stick as her only defense. Her husband led police to her site when two of the dogs ran away, while officers were able to shot and kill the third. It was a large Boxer dog. The owners of the dogs were identified at the scene and an investigation by the sheriff’s office, the dog warden’s office and park rangers from the state park is ongoing..
This is yet another good reason to use Trekking Poles. You’ll always have some defense. “Great Seal State Park” is so named because the rolling hills which were once the home of the Shawnee nation are depicted on the Great Seal of the State of Ohio.
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.” – Winston Churchill
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