it's frightening enough for runners to encounter ONE vicious dog while out on a run. but on monday a new zealand woman out for a run, while a friend biked alongside, was attacked and viciously mauled by a pack of EIGHT "pig" dogs! in what can only be described as a nightmarish experience, she survived the attack by curling up in the fetal position while her friend rode to get help.
it took 15 minutes before the owner arrived and began beating the dogs with a stick to get them away from her. by the time the victim's husband and ems arrived the dogs were gone - but severity of her injuries required an airlift to the emergency room followed by 9 hours of surgery. the police arrested and charged the owner of the dogs. the dogs (and this wasn't their first attack) were put to death.