Tom's Tweet: Carry Reason 102

I shared this story on my Twitter feed a while back, and it got me thinking about the threats that aren’t always walking on two legs. Had this individual been concealing, this story could have been written in a more positive light. Do you think about these threats too? 

A 43-year-old man was hospitalized following a Pit Bull attack Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.  

A screen shot from Tom's Twitter feed

According to a news release from the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office, at 12:15 p.m. Feb. 7 deputies responded to 120 Cortez St. in Thibodaux after receiving reports about a man being mauled by a male Pit Bull.

After deputies arrived at the scene within 12 minutes of receiving the call, they saw the dog still latched on to the man's arm, the news release said.

Authorities said the deputy fired two shots and killed the dog as the animal was still latched on to the victim's arm. The unidentified man suffered injuries to his face from the dog attack, police said.

The victim was treated on the scene by Acadian Ambulance and transported to Thibodaux Regional Hospital, where he underwent surgery and was later released. Animal Control arrived on scene and collected the dead Pit Bull.

Investigators said the man went to the residence to visit a female acquaintance that was sleeping inside the house at the time. As the man opened the door to enter the home, he was immediately attacked by the woman's Pit Bull, authorities said.

 The attack continued into the front yard, and another resident who was passing by called the landlord before the Sheriff's Office was eventually alerted, the news release said.

I’m not here to argue that the dog was within his rights to protect the area. It’s a dog. How different would this story be if it was a child that opened the door. Thankfully, it wasn’t. Always be prepared for whatever is behind the door because sometimes it isn’t people that are our biggest threats.

~ Tom


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