I had jaws as big as my head coming at me’: Father is mauled by pit bulls four years after his daughter almost lost her arm in a dog attack
- Delaware realtor Todd Ruckle was showing a house when the two dogs attacked
- The pit bulls were loose in the street and the owners had no proof of vaccination
- His daughter Emily suffered life-changing injuries after a similar attack in 2014
A man whose then eight-year old daughter almost lost an arm after she was mauled by a pit bull has himself become the victim of a similar attack.
Todd Ruckle, from Delaware, was hospitalised on Saturday after being set upon by two pit bulls and is undergoing a series of vaccinations for rabies.
In a video recorded from hospital, Todd said: ‘I just turned around, and they just were on me.
‘One was on my leg, and the other one came up to my face and got my lip, but that’s not bad. My leg’s the really bad one.’
Real estate agent Todd had been showing a house in the Little Italy neighborhood of Wilmington.
The two dogs were just roaming the streets, apparently unaccompanied by any owner.
The first pit bull bit into Todd’s leg while the other went for his chest and face.
‘I had jaws coming at me,’ he said. ‘The jaws were so big. It was as big as my head coming at me.’
He was able to push the second animal away before it could sink its teeth into his face and do life-changing damage.
‘They just snapped like a millimeter from taking my face off,’ he said.
‘I’ve got a big fat lip over it.’
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