Dog ‘came out of nowhere’ and bit man

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A DALBY res­i­dent de­scribed be­ing at­tacked by a dog as an “or­deal”.

“This is the big­gest or­deal I’ve had,” he said.

“I’ve had busted legs and been thrown off horses but this is the worst or­deal that’s hap­pened.”

The man was taken to hos­pi­tal in an am­bu­lance last Thurs­day after a dog latched onto his wrist, caus­ing in­jury to his left arm.

The man said at 7.45pm he was walk­ing near the Ro­tary Park, on the cor­ner of Wood and Arthur sts, when a dog bit him on the arm.

“As I was walk­ing back up to the park and up Wood St, I hit the park,” the man re­ported.

“I was just walk­ing, mind­ing my own busi­ness and swing­ing my arms a bit.”

The at­tack vic­tim said the dog came out from nowhere and bit him with­out warn­ing.

“It was so fright­ful,” he said.

While the man did not re­ceive any stitches after the in­jury, he said he had been to hos­pi­tal every af­ter­noon since the in­ci­dent.

“I’ve been go­ing up for a dress­ing every af­ter­noon roughly for an hour or two,” he said.

A Western Downs Re­gional Coun­cil spokesman urged res­i­dents to re­strain their dogs prop­erly.

“A re­cent dog at­tack has been re­ported to coun­cil and is cur­rently un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion,” a coun­cil state­ment said.

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