Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Boy bites Dog.
I present to you our new Hero and Saviour, Gabriel Almeida!
An 11-year-old boy is enjoying a flash of fame in Brazil after biting a pitbull that attacked him as he played in his uncle's back yard.
Gabriel Almeida, who lives on the outskirts of Belo Horizonte in the state of Minas Gerais, broke a canine tooth when he bit into the dog's neck to fend off an attack.
Almeida described how he managed to beat the dog at it's own game.
"When he bit me I bit him back. I wrapped my arm around his neck and started to beat him," he told reporters after the incident.
Since then, he has been pampered in the studios of several TV stations, where he has been recounting his ordeal.
He was freed when construction workers from a house next door pulled the dog off him and needed four stitches in his arm.
Alexandre Guimaraes, who helped save Almeida, explained how they pulled him out of the yard.
"Our priority was to take him (Gabriel Almeida) out of there. We managed to do that, so we brought him out here and left the rest for the police and rescue workers," he said.
The attack frightened the family, who no longer wants any dogs in the house.
"It (dog) can't come back. We no longer want this dog.
In fact we don't want any other dog around here," said the boy's grandmother, Arlinda Almeida.
The dog, which belonged to the boy's uncle, may have to be put down if the family refuses to take it back in.
HAPPY DOG BITING,