One can always depend on greater New York when searching for offbeat news. It appears that Long Island is under attack by packs of beagles.
Aggressive as they may be, I'm inclined to hold the beagles relatively innocent in all this. They did not ask to be feral creatures. Once thrown into the outdoors, it is perfectly natural that dogs with a strong pack instinct should form packs. Then, being dogs of a certain intelligence, it is natural that they should go after the best-known food source: people.
"Hand over the kibbles, lady, or the foofy poodle gets it" doesn't seem so strange from the
perspective of a hungry beagle. Who made so many of them, after all? Who turned them loose?
Nature has a way of evening things out, and the packs are just trying to do their part.
But the first time I hear one say "curse you, Red Baron!" I'll check myself into a nice, quiet home.