Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Johannesburg, SA - Grace Page, 74, died in the horrific attack at her home in Eldorado Park, south of Johannesburg, yesterday afternoon. Timothy Jacobs, 17, said he saw Page’s eyes being ripped from their sockets by the dog -- reportedly owned by her sons. Jacobs said he wanted to jump over the fence to help Page, but his father stopped him -- fearing that the dog might attack him too. Within five minutes Page’s face was "gone", Jacobs said.
Jacobs said he and other neighbors threw stones at the dog and even tried to pour boiling water on it, but it did not top. Timothy’s father, Errol Jacobs, said Page died with her arms around the dog as she fought it during the attack. He said it took the police a long time to arrive and kill the dog. Another witness, Nicolene Campbell, said she believed the dog saw Page handing peaches to children passing by, and that this might have angered the animal.
If "handing out peaches" can cause a dog to violently attack and kill a person -- ripping their eyes from their sockets no less -- then it must also be true that the moon is an illusion not fact. Millions of people would be killed by dogs each year if "having food in your hand" provoked a dog to kill a person. Nicolene Campbell has been added to the DogsBite.org Hall of Shame.
Nkosana Lekotjolo, "Pitbull Kills Granny," The Times, November 19, 2008. (www.thetimes.co.za)
11/02/08: 2008 Fatality: 62-Year Old Muncie Man Killed by Pit Bulls
09/22/08: Elderly Greek Woman Mauled to Death by a Pit Bull
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| 11/21/2008 4:12 PM |
Oh yeah the nutters are on this story too:
Absolutely ridiculous! I mean seriously, they did nothing to help the poor lady. I would have been on that dog in a heartbeat. I would have poked his eyes out of its sockets before letting the lady died in front of my eyes.
YEAH RIGHT! The news is BURSTING with pit bull owners sacrificing themselves to save the life of another from jaws of their frankenstein dogs.
The owners either seem to be no where in sight or do nothing at all. On the rare occasion that they intercede, they are impotent, like Clinansmith in Not So Happy Valley OR.
| 11/24/2008 1:41 PM |
There are multiple attacks in South Africa listed on the above story. Get a load of this one (man was mauled by two Staffordshire bull terriers during an epileptic fit):
She said certain dogs were more aggressive than others. If people noticed that a puppy was aggressive at around three to four months, then it was possible that that dog had inherent aggression.
Dogs had a latent prey drive that dated back to their wild ancestors and severe, unnatural, movements could trigger this drive, she said.
The gardener is alleged to have suffered an epileptic fit before he was attacked. "Screaming awakes the latent prey drive."
She said the strong jaws of the more aggressive breeds would make any wound more severe. Such breeds included the Japanese Sharpei, Staffordshire bull terriers and pitbulls. Boerboels also had genes which made them more aggressive.
Gardener mauled by dogs still in ICU