This morning, my seven year old and I stood in front of our house waiting for the bus. I saw a German Shepherd running around and sent my son in the house because I wasn't sure if it was nice or not. I thought the dog was gone and waved him to come back out. Suddenly the dog tore out of our neighbors yard and charged at us, barking and snarling. I yelled at it and he backed off a bit while my son ran inside the house. My poor kid, who LOVES animals, was absolutely terrified. We missed the bus and I had a hell of a time getting him out the door to get in the car to go to school. I understand that dogs accidentally get loose, but my older son has seen him in our yard before. Apparently, it happens on a regular basis. I love animals, but I will not hesitate to crack it over the head with a bat if it comes after us again. I will protect my kids. You would think if someone has an aggressive dog, they would be more careful. Animal control is looking for the owners. They didn't catch the dog though.