O.K. There is this cute little mutt puppy living out in the swamp about a half mile away from my house. Someone has obviously dumped it out there and I have tried several times to bait the dog to get close to me but I honestly can't get within twenty feet. There maybe more than one of them although I am not sure because this one barks at me and I always hear something just out of visual distance making this funny whining noise, the more I chase the sound the farther out into the marsh it goes. The other night I chased it out to the point where it was getting dark fast, I had no gun, I was deep enough into marshy/swampy land that I wasn't going any farther without at the very least a flashlight. It is getting cold at night and I have noticed the pup has a few little "dens" around the area. I can't get near the stupid thing, animal control won't have anything to do with it because of my location and I don't think they could catch it anyway. I guess what I am saying is I feel bad for the thing but the only thing I know what to do is shoot it or let it starve/freeze to death. Feasable alternative ideas?