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Girl, four, mauled to death as she watched TV by neighbour's escaped pitbull
Daily Mail ^ | aug 18 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on 08/18/2011 7:59:36 AM PDT by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage

A four-year-old girl has been mauled to death inside her suburban Melbourne home by a neighbour’s escaped pitbull-mastiff cross, renewing calls for the aggressive breed of dog to be banned.

Police Superintendent Graham Kent said the dog ran into the home, where Sudanese refugee Ayen Chol was watching TV with other children yesterday evening, and attacked.

A five-year-old girl and a 30-year-old woman were also injured. Chol died at the scene.

Chol’s cousin Daniel Atem said the injured woman was outside the house when the dog chased her inside.

Atem said the dog then attacked the five-year-old. As Chol’s mother intervened it turned on Chol, who was clinging to her mother’s leg.

He said: 'It pulled the child from the mum... the daughter died. The dog left the child and then the owner of the dog came after that and took the dog out.'

Police says the dog will be destroyed and charges are being considered against its owner.

Family members described horrific scenes inside the home during the attack, with Ayen being shaken like a rag doll as one family member tried to beat the dog away with a table, local reports said.

The 30-year-old woman suffered puncture marks to her arms, while the five-year-old suffered bite wounds to the face.

Both were taken to hospital, where they remain in a stable condition.

The dead girl's father is working in southern Sudan but had been contacted and was returning home.

Mr Atem said: 'He's very, very, very sad. The elders community in southern Sudan will counsel him.'

The family migrated to Australia in 2004 for a better life.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2027374/Ayen-Chol-4-mauled-death-watched-TV-escaped-pitbull-dog.html#ixzz1VOPEbZCp

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1 posted on 08/18/2011 7:59:39 AM PDT by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage
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To: Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage

Dude....she was watching tv. If that’s not provocation, I just don’t know what is.

(sarcasm off)


2 posted on 08/18/2011 8:02:33 AM PDT by Grunthor (In order; Bachmann, Cain, Palin, Santorum, Perry, None of the rest matter 'til the general)
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To: Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage

I have been told, repeatedly, that attacks like this are rare.


3 posted on 08/18/2011 8:04:02 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage

I am honestly not saying this sarcastically nor (and I hate this word) judgmentally — but I don’t understand how these dogs kill children when adults are present. I can only think that they just inflict fatal injuries incredibly quickly.

Otherwise, the adult surely covers the child with his/her body, or kicks the dog across the county, or throws a table at it...?

Horrific. Just can’t imagine.


4 posted on 08/18/2011 8:04:30 AM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage

I don’t want muslims or pit bulls moving next to me. You just can’t trust them.


5 posted on 08/18/2011 8:06:45 AM PDT by umgud
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To: Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage

Why was she watching TV by an escaped pitbull?


6 posted on 08/18/2011 8:08:35 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: Grunthor

The old “nature vs nurture” argument here settles on nature. My Boston Bull has no tendencies in this direction at all, yet he is a terrier. Pit Bull brains are wired different and then people train them to be aggressive.


7 posted on 08/18/2011 8:09:11 AM PDT by JimSEA (The future ain't what it used to be.)
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To: SJSAMPLE
I have been told, repeatedly, that attacks like this are rare.

According to the pitbull apologists, Basset hound attacks are just as common.

8 posted on 08/18/2011 8:09:18 AM PDT by Right Brother
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To: BibChr

Have you ever watched a Jack Russel Terrier kill a rat? You could be standing right there and you could not save the rat. They grab and shake the victim and the neck is snapped instantly. In this case I think it said the dog grabbed the child by the face, one shake and the child’s neck is snapped.


9 posted on 08/18/2011 8:10:35 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage

This is a terrible thing and my heart goes out to the child and her family. The knee jerk reaction is the same as when a gun tragedy happens. Ban the gun or in this case ban the protective breed of dog. Disarm the population in any way possible so we will be dependent on police protection.

The more I think about it the more I think we aren’t being told the whole story. The dog came into the house where a whole group was watching TV? Something isn’t right here.


10 posted on 08/18/2011 8:14:51 AM PDT by BUGSWOL
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To: Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage

In the happenstance of a dog attack, you need to do three things.

1. Grab an umbrella or stick and wave it at the dog. The dog will grab the umbrella as if it is an extention of your arm.

2. With an aluminum bat, from Wal-mart, hit the dog on the head.

3. Keep hitting until death occurs.


11 posted on 08/18/2011 8:14:59 AM PDT by Jonty30
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To: Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage; Chet 99

Chet 99 ping...


12 posted on 08/18/2011 8:16:58 AM PDT by null and void (Day 937. The mob is decisive when the law is not.)
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To: BUGSWOL
Ban the gun or in this case ban the protective breed of dog.

Guns don't run and chase you on their own.

What was this vicious dog protecting.............the child from living out the rest of her life?

13 posted on 08/18/2011 8:19:00 AM PDT by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage (3 term governor vs 1/2 term governor.)
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To: Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage

Shame on the headline writer. Go directly to the stupid corner.


14 posted on 08/18/2011 8:19:23 AM PDT by listenhillary (Look your representatives in the eye and ask if they intend to pay off the debt. They will look away)
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To: Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage

A pitbull. What an amazing coincidence.


15 posted on 08/18/2011 8:19:25 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage

Children should never watch tv by a neighbors’ escaped pit bull. That’s how these things happen. They should watch tv by a neighbors’ captive kitten.


16 posted on 08/18/2011 8:21:41 AM PDT by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: null and void

He was banned some time ago, I believe.


17 posted on 08/18/2011 8:24:27 AM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: thefactor

Oh yeah, big time. I still ping him just to be snotty...


18 posted on 08/18/2011 8:26:41 AM PDT by null and void (Day 937. The mob is decisive when the law is not.)
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To: listenhillary; JRios1968

Agreed. I’m picturing a little girl being attacked while simultaneously being unable to break her gaze from the television.

That’s got to be some compelling T.V.


19 posted on 08/18/2011 8:28:36 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: BibChr
“I am honestly not saying this sarcastically nor (and I hate this word) judgmentally — but I don’t understand how these dogs kill children when adults are present.”

If you've never been witness to a pit bull attack it's easy to understand your question. I've seen two attacks...one by a single dog, and the other by a pair working together. Each attack will live in my memory as among the most terrifying scenes of my life. About 25 years ago I came upon a scene where an adult was on the ground with pit on top of him...locked on his face...and two other adult men were trying to beat and pry the dog off. The were unable to get the dog to release the victim until one man literally pulled his belt off and strangled the dog to the point where it blacked out. The entire scene probably took three or four minutes. The other was a pair of pits that I watched attack a herd of cows just to the south of Folsom Blvd in Sacramento, also about 30 years ago. These two pits couldn't have been more than 20 lbs each. One by one they jumped up on these cows, locking onto the nose and ears. As the cow would shake to get the dogs off sections of the nose and ears of these cows would be ripped off. As soon as the dogs got to their feet they jumped right back up and locked onto the cow again. In the 20 minutes it took for the sheriff to come and shoot the dogs, they mauled 13 cows to the point where they had to be put down, and seriously injured another 5. If a single adult was sitting in that room when the dog locked onto the child I'd guess it would have been all but impossible to break the dog free in time to save the kid, unless the adult involved was a man, and was in fairly good shape. Or, they were armed or had a good level of knowledge about how to get a pit to release a victim.

20 posted on 08/18/2011 8:30:15 AM PDT by RavenATB ("Destroy the family and you destroy the country!" ~Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage

I am not saying the dog owner is not responsible. The whole story seems strange. If the little girl were running down the street it would be more plausible, but a dog breaking into a house full of people to attack? Something isn’t right. We are not getting the whole story and that begs the question WHY aren’t we getting the whole story?


21 posted on 08/18/2011 8:30:39 AM PDT by BUGSWOL
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To: Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage

Racist pitt bull.should be burned to death on a white flaming cross. (:


22 posted on 08/18/2011 8:31:22 AM PDT by tflabo ( to have been selected)
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To: Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage

The spirit of Chet99 lives on!


23 posted on 08/18/2011 8:32:10 AM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage

How did the neighbor’s dog get into her home? Why is that important detail omitted?

I’ve yet to meet a dog who could magically teleport itself at will, so I think we can safely rule that option out.


24 posted on 08/18/2011 8:36:46 AM PDT by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: BUGSWOL

Not necessarily. Dogs have a sense of smell thousands of times more sensitive than a human being and a sense of hearing that is greater in the high pitch than a human. They can find you if they need to do so.

There have been stories of pits chewing through doors or going through glass doors and still go into attack mode.


25 posted on 08/18/2011 8:38:03 AM PDT by Jonty30
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To: Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage
What's the bid on eBay for the dog?

I was joking! Don't you know a joke when you hear one?

26 posted on 08/18/2011 8:38:16 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Obama - the Half-Black Plague)
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To: SJSAMPLE
I have been told, repeatedly, that attacks like this are rare.

Why must you be reminded every time? /s

27 posted on 08/18/2011 8:40:19 AM PDT by Mr.Unique (Very generic, non-offensive, tagline.)
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To: Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage

When is enough enough? How many more children need to be maimed or mauled to death because of the behaviors of these dogs and the lack of responsibility of the owners? This world has to STOP and return to civility once again. This has gone beyond and needs to be taken care of. Just look at this child. A baby!!! Now she is dead because of a dog who wasn’t secured properly. God help us all.


28 posted on 08/18/2011 8:42:36 AM PDT by cubreporter (From TEA to Shining TEA - Go Rush Limbaugh..a giant of all that is good.)
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To: Mr.Unique; SJSAMPLE

Anyone remember when it was fashionable to go after Dobermans and Rottweilers?
Or remember the ‘vicious blood thirsty...German Shepherd’?


29 posted on 08/18/2011 8:43:30 AM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: BUGSWOL
The knee jerk reaction is the same as when a gun tragedy happens. Ban the gun or in this case ban the protective breed of dog. Disarm the population in any way possible so we will be dependent on police protection.

Right, 'cuz guns can sprout legs and roam around independently...shooting anyone in their way...

30 posted on 08/18/2011 8:44:04 AM PDT by Mr.Unique (Very generic, non-offensive, tagline.)
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To: Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage

Shocked... shocked I tell you. So a month or so ago, one ate a newborn, a week or so one killed a pregnant woman, now another one. I wonder about how many have happened in other countries and we didn’t hear about it. These dogs should be banned. End of story. Irresponsible breeding has turned them into unpredictable beasts.


31 posted on 08/18/2011 8:44:35 AM PDT by mojitojoe ( 1400 years of existence & Islam has 2 main accomplishments, psychotic violence and goat curry)
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To: Darksheare

Yes...discussed this fact this weekend. Now, no body bats an eye at a German Shepard...


32 posted on 08/18/2011 8:48:06 AM PDT by Mr.Unique (Very generic, non-offensive, tagline.)
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To: Immerito

“How did the neighbor’s dog get into her home? “

When I was young, our poodle got loose. He went thru the front door of another house as a guy was entering, where a guy was having a semi-formal party - everyone in suits. Our idiot poodle and the neighbor’s dog than had a fight in the middle of the party, with blood flying everywhere - and they were 25 lb poodles!

In this case, it could be as simple as the loose dog hearing a kid squeal with pleasure, and instinctively feeling that there was a wounded animal inside.

Not everyone sits around with their front door closed. When I was young, we used to have just a flimsy screen door in the front when the weather was good. The wood door was for night and bad weather.


33 posted on 08/18/2011 8:49:45 AM PDT by Mr Rogers ("they found themselves made strangers in their own country")
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To: Mr.Unique

And it wasn’t even all that long ago either.
What, early 1980’s when they were running those stories constantly?


34 posted on 08/18/2011 8:50:40 AM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: RavenATB; Ditter

Thank you both. How horrible.

You know, you do remind me of footage I saw. I think it was a pair of Animal Control officers who called on a lady with a prolematic pit bull. The lady sicced the dog on them. The dog fastened on the lady Animal Control offiver, I think on her breast. The other one beat the dog with what looked like an iron pipe, again and again and again — and only after a number of blows did it let go.

Horrible.


35 posted on 08/18/2011 8:53:18 AM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: BibChr
I can only think that they just inflict fatal injuries incredibly quickly.

You've got it. They're ferocious. And human beings, especially a small child, couldn't be more vulnerable.

36 posted on 08/18/2011 8:53:35 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: RavenATB

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2025207/Darla-Napora-Pregnant-woman-dies-mauled-pet-dog-living-room.html

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37 posted on 08/18/2011 8:55:29 AM PDT by mojitojoe ( 1400 years of existence & Islam has 2 main accomplishments, psychotic violence and goat curry)
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To: JimSEA
My sis had a Yorkshire Terrier (5 pounder) who was the sweetest little thing I've ever known.
38 posted on 08/18/2011 8:56:13 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: Darksheare

The rots were the target in the mid-90s. I’m wondering if the hype makes certain dogs more desirable to certain personalities. I mean, if you are a bad ass, gang bangin’ thug, what kind of dog are you going to get these days? Idiot owns a dog...dog “acts” like an idiot..


39 posted on 08/18/2011 8:56:25 AM PDT by Mr.Unique (Very generic, non-offensive, tagline.)
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To: Mr.Unique

I am leery of pit bulls myself but not because of the dogs themselves but because of the people who often own them. Banning a particular breed of dog won’t stop people from breeding aggressive fighting dogs. If all the pit bulls were eleminated they would find aggressive poodles that were willing to fight and in a few canine generations we would be hearing about vicious poodle attacks.


40 posted on 08/18/2011 8:56:48 AM PDT by BUGSWOL
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To: Immerito; BUGSWOL
From the article...

Chol’s cousin Daniel Atem said the injured woman was outside the house when the dog chased her inside.

41 posted on 08/18/2011 8:57:19 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: BUGSWOL
am not saying the dog owner is not responsible. The whole story seems strange. If the little girl were running down the street it would be more plausible, but a dog breaking into a house full of people to attack? Something isn’t right.

The dog began its attack on a woman outside (which woman, I do not know), the woman opened the door in an attempt to escape. Very poor reporting in the article.

Chol’s cousin Daniel Atem said the injured woman was outside the house when the dog chased her inside. Atem said the dog then attacked the five-year-old. As Chol’s mother intervened it turned on Chol, who was clinging to her mother’s leg.

42 posted on 08/18/2011 8:57:43 AM PDT by KittenClaws (A closed mouth gathers no foot.)
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To: listenhillary

Solution: Just don’t watch TV with a Pit Bull/Mastiff mix.


43 posted on 08/18/2011 8:58:56 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: BUGSWOL
You said: "...but a dog breaking into a house full of people to attack? Something isn’t right."

The story said: "Chol’s cousin Daniel Atem said the injured woman was outside the house when the dog chased her inside."

It sounds like the woman was attacked outside and attempted to escape the attack by running inside.

44 posted on 08/18/2011 9:00:12 AM PDT by Washi
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To: Owl_Eagle; listenhillary

I actually pictured the little girl sitting next to the dog, watching TV...Temple Grandin calls it “thinking in pictures.”


45 posted on 08/18/2011 9:03:10 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: BUGSWOL
...not because of the dogs themselves but because of the people who often own them.

You're right. they are favored by the cap-backwards knee pants-hanging-off-ass, gang banger types.

46 posted on 08/18/2011 9:06:09 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: listenhillary
"Shame on the headline writer. Go directly to the stupid corner."

Amen! Another sterling example of very sloppy writing...

47 posted on 08/18/2011 9:11:12 AM PDT by DJ Frisat (How's that change workin' out for ya, Obama voters?)
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To: Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage

Recently there was a pregnant woman in Pacifica, Calfiornia that was killed by her Pit Bull. Seems she was a member of a group that is trying to change the public perception of Pit Bulls as being vicious animals.


48 posted on 08/18/2011 9:12:21 AM PDT by engrpat (A village in Kenya is missing their idiot...lets send him back)
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To: AppyPappy
A pitbull. What an amazing coincidence.

Yes normally one reads of children being maimed or killed by golden retrievers. Innocent pit bulls are such darling warling precious wecious puppie wuppiekins* that they'd never bite a child.

*I actually heard a dog owner call her obnoxious animal this.

49 posted on 08/18/2011 9:13:51 AM PDT by from occupied ga (your own government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Owl_Eagle
That’s got to be some compelling T.V.

All TV programs are that captivating when you are four years old :-)

50 posted on 08/18/2011 9:14:38 AM PDT by Greysard
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