The Devil's Cur (UN-B-3894)
Watts explained he too had suffered an attack on his own flock of sheep, and although he too was at a loss to explain the attacks, remained adamant that it was not the work of his own dog.
A dog who was obedient to his command and had been his constant companion, working his flocks for over 7 years without incident.
Glyn Harris, the hastily elected spokesperson of the group, insisted that the dog must be at fault and that he would not tolerate another attack on their livelihood and that he would not hesitate to take measures against the hound, if Watts was not prepared to.
Under pressure from the increasingly aggressive group, Watts eventually conceded and agreed that he would put down his dog himself, rather than have the villagers carry out a retribution attack.