A town is living in fear after a pair of chihuahuas have started ganging up on other animals in the area.
The two dogs have attached pets far larger than their tiny bodies. A person walking his two 65lb dogs was charged at by the pair in Corsham, Wiltshire. Even a former police German Shepherd was attacked and is now scared of the dynamic duo.
The councillor for the area, Ruth Hopkinson, has said she’s received several complaints about the dogs. “I got a call from a resident who’d had a very unpleasant encounter with a couple of dogs in the high street where they were off-leash… Apparently, it’s not the first time they have behaved in an aggressive fashion,” she said.
The council is concerned about livestock in the area potentially being spooked by the two “bloody Mexican hooligans” as Dr. Jeffrey O’Dwyer describes them.
“If in a lambing field please keep to the paths and your dog on a leash. The dogs may just be ‘playing’, but that’s not how the sheep see it,” Hopkinson said.
“When they’re spooked, the ewe and lamb can become separated and (because they’re not very bright creatures) they can’t find each other, and it is leading to lamb deaths.
“What is happening is that people are just taking their dogs off the leash and letting them do whatever.
“Obviously, in lambing season we’ve got little ones, ewes and they’re all flighty animals, and I wouldn’t say that these dogs are necessarily worrying the sheep and biting their ankles and that sort of thing.
“It’s more that they’re just running wild and spooking the sheep – they go in one direction, the lambs go in another and apparently, they sometimes find it difficult to find each other and the lambs die.”