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Published July 09, 2013, 03:50 PM

Fargo man recalls dog attack

A Fargo teenager says it is a miracle he survived that dog attack. From his hospital bed at Essentia in Fargo today, John Muñoz talked of the mauling.

A Fargo teenager says it is a miracle he survived that dog attack. From his hospital bed at Essentia in Fargo today, John Muñoz talked of the mauling.

He was walking to a friend's home when a pack of eight or nine dogs came after him. Muñoz is covered in bites from head to toe, many of them requiring stitches. In desperation, he pulled long grass from the ditch to distract them, and he used rocks from the gravel road to throw at them.

Muñoz: "I did not think i would live, i thought i was going to die. They were biting me and i thought i was in shock and thought about laying there and letting them bite me. Something gave me the strength to keep up."

The 19-year-old must now get rabies shots.

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