Woke up turkey day-slept in till 7 am. Went to the mud room in an effort to gather up the turkey/chicken feed. I look out the window to see a big grown man in my yard a good 40-50 feet. I thought at first he was throwing something at/towards my turkeys- who were running away from him. They were not in their fence pen, but do not go off the property on that end since the neighbor has a dog who barks at them and they scare easily. So I watched for a second and the man did the motion again (he was smiling and laughing while doing this). This time I see it is a dog leash in his hand and he is provoking his dog to chase my turkeys! On my property! I later found out it is a jack russel dog. So in a very colorful language fashion, I went out the door and yelled what the ...are you doing? He laughed and stood there. So i yelled get the ...off my property. Your tresspassing. he laughed again, staying put. So then I told him I would press charges if he did not leave and went on about how this is country but we still have laws and rules. Go back to the city...blah blah insert lots of colorful language. he left the proerty and went to the property he came from North of mine. So I called the township police to press charges. Did my report and they went to interview him. Cop comes back and informs me he is a preacher from S.Carolina and is so sorry. (he is here visiting his sister who is married to other preacher). He was only snickering because of my language. The cop mentioned the preacher thing and I said so is the guy who owns the house he is visiting. I don't give a.... if he is. Even the more reason what he has done is wrong. Tresspassing AND harrasssing my animals with his dog. So the neighbors threatened to charge me with animals at large since my turkeys were not in their fence if I do not drop my tresspassing charge (cop said that was all I could charge him with). So I mentioned he could let Preacher man know I have plenty of witness's on me cathcing his dog )different dog from the one used to chase my turkeys.) at large on my property and lets just throw a 3rd charge in the hat of stupidity. Cop calls his supervisor who said no is pressing charges. All are dropped and everyone leave each other alone. My problem is this guy had the intent of harrassment towards my animals with his jack russell dog and tresspassed on my property to do it. He was laughing while he was doing it, laughing while I informed him of his wrong doings and then his attitude without an apology due to my "colorful" language shows he could care less. He told the cop he was sorry but I believe it is only because he was "playing it up" to the cop. Do the police have the right to tell me I can not press charges? What about using a domestic animal to harrass livestock? Where are my rights on this? I have had continous problems from these city folk neighbors over the years. (they use to call zoning on me all the time because a chicken would be out on MY property.) I have always been kind when I caught their dog on my property and handed him over to which he appologizes. I always say "hey- it happens. No harm done. naughty dog." I always play fetch with him through the fence when I garden so he won't bark non stop while I am up there. He comes to me when I call when he is loose. He does not bother my animals, he just wants to run and I understand these things happen. If my animals are on his property at any time, he could have informed when I handed his beagle over to him. I can not continue to turn the other cheek on what happened Turkey day. A grown man who is also a preacher. They are suppose to be role models. They would not have put up with me doing the same thing to them and would be rightly as ticked off. He had malicious intent in my eyes. These are Narrangasset turkey's a 6 month old trio- 2 toms and 1 hen. Very docile and alot like like a dog to us. I am selling all our poultry anyway come Monday/Tuesday. So they will all be gone in just a few more days. The preacher goes back Monday to his place in S.Carolina. Son anyone know what I can do about this tresspasser and his dog? Shotgun was luckily on the other end of the house otherwise they would have charged me with who knows what.