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I am posting this here on the off-chance I might be able to track down another cyclist who like myself was out on the Eaglesham to Strathaven Road, just outside Glasgow, today and got attacked by an alsation dog near Polnoon Farm.
The dog was standing in the middle of the road and as I approached it ran at me, biting the top of my thigh. It couldnt get a decent grip and I shouted at it, so it let go. But then the little fecker rounded behind me and sunk its teeth into the back of my thigh, it has broke / grazed the skin and I have two nasty brusies but very luckily for me it did not manage to penetrate the skin deeply. I tried to carry on cycling to get away from it, and luckily a car came round the corner just at that moment giving it a fright, which I think is the only reason it let me go and I wasnt more seriously hurt.
Now, I got away, and a little further up the road met some other cyclists. i told them what had happened and they said another cyclist just ahead of me had also just been bit by the same dog at the same farm, and he had called the police on his mobile (I did not have mine with me).
When I got home I called the police and went to casualty, who cleaned the wounds up and I got a tetanus shot. The police also came round my house later and took a statement. There were 2 alsations loose in the farm courtyard, the 3rd, that bit me, was out on the road. No farmers / workies etc were about, the farm was completely dead.
I know lots of Glasgow cyclists use that route so I'm posting this as a warning to others and to see if I can track down anyone else attacked today, or saw anything, please contact the police. That dog needs destroyed before it kills a child or seriously injures someone else.
Thank you for reading.