“Dog eats testicle” — not a misprint, unfortunately.
In what would have to be one of the worst runs of luck ever suffered by a human being, a man in Trumann, Arkansas, already dealing with the trauma of being paralyzed from the waist down, took in a stray lap dog that just so happened to have a taste for human flesh.
The man, whom police did not identify, suffered from a perfect storm of getting the wrong pooch — described as a “white, fluffy dog,” like the one in the image at the top of this article — and not being able to feel anything below the belt line.
The man told police that he awoke on Monday at around 7:45 a.m. and felt a “burning pain” in his mid-section, the police report stated.
The 39-year-old man said that he sleeps in the nude and noticed the dog was between his legs. Upon closer examination, he noticed the animal’s muzzle and front feet were matted with blood.
That’s when he realized “the dog had eaten one of his testicles,” the report stated.
The victim in the “dog eats testicle” case said he’d taken in the stray about three weeks earlier and was unsure if it had been vaccinated.
Police delivered the dog to a veterinarian in Poinsett County, where it was euthanized. (Thank God.)
The head was sent to the Arkansas Department of Health for rabies testing. Meanwhile, the victim has been taken to St. Bernards Regional Medical Center where he is receiving treatment for injuries. It’s not known whether he has been released.
We’ve known for a while now that dogs like to eat some pretty strange things.
While both incidents were unusual — and in the toe meal, disgusting — the “dog eats testicle” case is, for us, about as bad as it can possibly get. Does this change your desire to own (or keep) a pet?
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