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Pit bull chewed toes off owner as he slept

By Kristen Butler, UPI.com   |   June 13, 2013 at 4:58 PM   |   Comments

June 13 (UPI) -- Roger Brown of Brazil, Indiana, has been hospitalized in Indianapolis after his 6-month-old pit bull chewed his toes off while he slept.

Brown, 46, awoke just before dawn Wednesday to a bloody left foot and two missing toes, and discovered his pit bull puppy had been gnawing at his foot.

According to Brown, his dog Bo was able to chew off entirely his left small pinky toe, as well as the big toe on the same foot. The dog also managed to eat a sizable chunk of the man’s actual foot without waking him.

Brown, who’s disabled and diabetic, admitted it was his own fault. He explained that he usually treats and tightly wraps open wounds and blisters on his feet, but failed in his regimen on this particular night.

Brown said that Bo was likely enticed by the exposed wound that Brown said is a result of his diabetes.

The pup was isolated after the incident by order of city police and was under observation for any sign of rabies.

Brown also said that he's confident in his decision not to euthanize Bo, but to continue raising and caring for his pet.

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