So I have been staying in this cabin in the northern california woods for the past weeks. I come here a couple times a year, and I have seen some cool and trippy things... 4 foot tall any mounds, a cleanly severed kingfisher head. But yesterday collision took the cake. The trail by the cabin makes a big loop around a little lake. One side is grasslands, the other side is forested. Walking the forested side with my two dogs, we were ambushed by a pack of wild dogs. They came racing down thru the forest, either 5 or 6 of them and surrounded my dogs (about 20 steps in front of me) in a flurry of dust and leaves, all of them slarling and barking, including my dogs. I had a big walking stick in my hand, and when I charged they all scattered up into the woods about 50 feet holding their ground. We had a shout out for a few minutes, and then I started throwing stones and they retreated further back into the forest. Later howling like hound dogs or coyotes.
I have heard and seen wild urban/suburban ferrel dogs before. But forest dogs? Has anybody come across this before? There are other homes thru out the forest but nobody that I know of in the area has lots of dogs running wild.