Mongrel dog fights back
NEW Zealand police are warning people not to antagonise dogs after a drunken man was bitten in the face by a dog he was teasing in the central North Island township of National Park. The 39-year-old man suffered serious wounds to his face around his mouth on Wednesday night after the dog, an old mongrel, bit him as he held its mouth shut until it couldn’t breathe properly and then tried to pull the dog’s tongue. The man was very intoxicated and the dog lashed out, said police. The dog was seized but returned to its owners who would not be prosecuted.