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Elderly Chiefland man survives pitbull attack

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By The Staff

Staff report
An 84-year-old Chiefland man is recuperating at a local hospital following an attack by a pit bull Saturday, according to the the Levy County Sheriff's Office.
Sheriff's deputies, responding to the victim's call for help, found the victim, located at 5530 N.W. 97th Ct., bleeding profusely with serious dog bites to his head to his legs.
The victim told deputies he was mowing the grass when the dog attacked him for no apparent reason. He said he fought the animal for more than 10 minutes before he was able to free himself and call for help.
According to the sheriff’s office, the victim had severe lacerations in several locations and he lost a lot of blood. He was airlifted to the hospital where he was treated and put into the intensive care unit.
Investigator Jay Crooms and an officer with Levy County Animal Services located the owner of the pit bull. 
The owner had two dogs but only one dog attacked the victim, according to a LCSO press release.
Both dogs  were seized and confined at Levy County Animal Services where they are in quarantine.


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