This week I went shopping for a very small and light pistol to carry around the farm. I was leaving for work last week when I barley escaped a Pit-bull attack on my own front door step ! I live West of Homestead in rural South Miami-Dade , It has long been an area where Irresponsible people dump unwanted pets . About 50% of the animals I see are Pit-bull and Pit-bull mix, all the Animals and scared and hungry. Many times in the past I have found my self with an angry Pit-bull between me and my front door. I also see and hear packs of feral dogs night and day. Iirresponsible people also dump exotic pets as well , Large Monitor Lizards and Burmese Pythons are common and God knows what else ? In rural South Miami-Dade you could stumble on anything , For this reason I carry a .38 caliber Derringer loaded with snake shot .