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Defending Yourself From an Angry Dog: A Real Worse Case Scenario

You may never encounter quicksand, but handling an angry dog truly is a real world worse case scenario you could easily face someday.

After the recent death of a little girl who was mauled by pit bull terrier, this interesting BBC News article posted a number of tips to help people protect themselves from an angry dog or minimize the damage should they be attacked. Among them:

  • Avoid direct eye contact, as dogs interpret it as confrontational.
  • Make no sudden movements.
  • Step away slowly and don't run.
  • Keep your hands in your pockets.
  • Don't separate dogs that are fighting.

BBC News January 3, 2007