Skip to comments.Washington man fights off vicious dog attack with knife
Posted on 07/10/2013 3:43:36 PM PDT by george76
WHITE CENTER, Wash. - A 66-year-old man pulled his knife in a fight for his life early Wednesday when three dogs, including a bull mastiff and a pit bull, viciously attacked him in White Center.
Deputies say the man suffered bite wounds all over his body - including a severe bite wound to the neck - and is lucky to have survived the attack.
the dog owner will not likely face charges because the dogs escaped from a locked yard.
The dogs will be evaluated and checked for rabies before authorities decide whether to return them to their owner.
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Give them gas and be done with them.
Is it wrong that I hope this guy is a gun control activist?
If my dogs escaped from the backyard, the 36 lb. one would beg the nearest person for some more food and the 14 lb. one would give someone a nasty little nip on the heel if they got too close. I’m more worried about them getting hit by cars or eaten by coyotes.
Own big dogs, understand your liabilities.
As soon as it’s determined they do or do not have rabies it’s time for the needle.
Their being in a locked yard means nothing if they can overcome those locks, which both dogs did.
A standard rule of thumb, if walking a dog in a safe neighborhood, having pepper spray is a must, for escaped but generally friendly dogs. If there are known large, aggressive dogs, then you need a sidearm.
Likewise, and common these days, any coyote sightings and you need a sidearm. If you shoot a coyote, never approach its remains, as it could be rabid, which is a very infectious disease. Call animal control and stay in the area to fend off the curious.
“The dogs will be evaluated and checked for rabies before authorities decide whether to return them to their owner.”
Someone once told me the test for rabies involved sawing the animal’s head off and examining the brain...
Bringing a knife to a dog fight.......
I once survived a pit bull attack because I had a ballistic nylon suitcase with me. Those things are tough - the suitcases, I mean.
These days, when I walk my dog, I carry a hinderer folding tactical knife... you never know and suitcases aren’t always practical.
Not all canines can be ‘man’s best friend’.
A few years ago I was walking in our neighborhood and a small little brown dog - a lap dog kind of dog - yapper - came after me. I had a stick and struck it few times and yet it still kept after me. I was genuinely fearful. If it got my ankle artery, I could have bled out and been in serious trouble. There were also small children living in the area.
I reported it to our police. It was initially received with a bit of a yawn. Several hours later a policeman showed up at the door and wanted a full report. It seems he had gone to check out the report and the dog had gone after him in the same way.
Following due process, it was taken from the owners and executed.
The dog was crazy and a real danger to life and limb. Several months later the people had another little brown yapper dog which will strain at the leash to which it is tied, barking and trying to get at you.
I have learned that I need to be very wary of dogs as I walk - even the little ones.
How about a ‘stun gun’?
That’s what I’m thinking about.
still think he can sue the dog owner. obviously a fence wasn’t enough.
it’s like dogs like that can like only one person. and it ain’t you.
20+ years ago, a neighbors loose pit bull sunk his teeth into a little kid, in front of our house. My roommate grabbed the biggest carving knife in the drawer, ran outside, and promptly sunk it in the canines neck. It seemed cruel, at that moment, but he probably saved the kids life.