Generally I'm happy to let and let live but this morning I was fuming and hated dog walkers.
I've calmed down a bit now and can post without ranDom capitales speeling mistakes etc (sorry if that's letting the side down).
At about 9.30 I was returning home from a nice ride on the downs along a byway in a local wood (Abbots wood in Sussex for those who know the area) when I met a walker with 3 dogs, one on a lead and 2 off. I passed him and one of the dogs started yapping, so I stopped, the dog then bit my ankle drawing blood. I was fuming and asked, well demanded, that he give me his detales so I could report him. His response? To call me a liar because his dog doesn't bite! The fact he saw the dog do it and there's blood on my leg seams to have bypassed his brain!
I tried to grab the dog to read the collar tag but he then lunged for me and I though it was going to be fisticuffs but he though better, turned and ran away into the trees calling for the dogs to follow him!
I'm not a violent person so rather than chase him down and then what? I rode to the car park, cleaned up the bite and had a snack while waiting to see if he turned up, he didn't so I road home fuming.....
This is what it looked like when the worst was cleaned up:
It's not excactly the worst injury I've ever had but it's left me more angry then most, especially because of the guys reaction.
So: Who should this sort of thing be reported to? The police?
Will they do anything?
For what it's worth, and so the locals are warned:
He's white male, 30 ish, short brown hair, wearing denim jeans and a dark blue top. The dogs were a white and brown spaniel, and black spaniel (the biter) and another light coloured dog.