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    look for her shackles on the shoulders to rise and maybe her tail stand erect

    Hello.

    A female bites you. Her head doesn't lower. Instead, look for her shackles on the shoulders to rise and maybe her tail stand erect. She will also growl. If ever you see this sign, move away confidently, maybe reassuring her with soft words rather than screams or shouts. You may sometimes hear a growl from scrub where she is hiding with her piglets. If you ever hear growling in the scrub, don't wait to see her, go back immediately from where you came.

    In my opinion, "look for her shackles on the shoulders to rise and maybe her tail stand erect" means "look for the signs of her shackles on the shoulders rising and maybe search for the signs of her tail standing erect" or ?"look for the signs that say that her shackles on the shoulders rise and maybe search for the signs which say that her tail stands erect"?

    Am I on the right track?

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    Re: look for her shackles on the shoulders to rise and maybe her tail stand erect

    The writer is not a native Anglophone. They meant to write hackles, the erectile hairs on the back of a mammal, not "shackles", chains or other bindings fastened around part of a person's body.

    Your understanding is correct once you replace shackles with hackles. I wouldn't say "signs of", as you're meant to watch for the phenomenon itself.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: look for her shackles on the shoulders to rise and maybe her tail stand erect

    Yes, I understood it a moment ago.

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    Re: look for her shackles on the shoulders to rise and maybe her tail stand erect

    Source and author, JACEK?

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