Rips Eyes from Sockets
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)
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