Boy Bites Dog


What was it they taught us back in J-school? If a dog bites a man, it’s not a story. If a man bites a dog, that’s a story. Well, if it bleeds, it leads. Life imitates art once again, this time in Brazil. Here it is in black and white and red all over:

Thu Jul 24, 11:51 PM ET

SAO PAULO, Brazil – An 11-year old boy is in Brazil’s media spotlight after sinking his teeth into the neck of a dog that attacked him. Local newspapers reported on Thursday that Gabriel Almeida was playing in his uncle’s backyard in the city of Belo Horizonte when a pit bull named Tita lunged at him and bit him in the left arm.

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2 thoughts on “Boy Bites Dog

  1. Yeah, I like a story about a person who bites back. Smart kid.

    I’ve been told that if a shark bites, I’m supposed to punch it in the nose or eyes. That might be easier said than done, though. I spend a lot of surf time, so I hope I never find out.

    Good read, David. Thanks much.

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