Wild dogs kill 4 In Mexico

Wild dogs kill 4 In Mexico (photo coutesy Greg Hume)

4 Bodies Found In Wild Dog Mauling Massacres

The deaths of four people in Mexico City are being blamed on wild dogs.

According to FOX New, the bodies of four people, including one of an infant have been found in or around a park at the very edge of Mexico City. The park is in one of the poorest areas of the city, where many wild dogs (often abandoned animals and their offspring) roam freely, living in caves and caverns in the areas surrounding the common area.

The first bodies found, found on December 29, belonged to a 26-year-old woman and a 1-year-old boy. The female was missing parts of her body including her left arm. According to prosecution in the case, both the boy and the woman had been partially eaten and the cause of death was extreme blood loss.

The second set of bodies belonged to a teenaged couple. Found on the Friday following the discovery of the first pair of victims, the teen couple had also died of blood loss.

Due to the gravity and nature of the attacks, experts have stated that at least ten dogs were a part of each attack.

“Experts have established that due to the gravity of the wounds, at least 10 dogs were involved in each attack,” Mexico City prosecutors said in a statement.

Other people have weighed in that they believe these attacks must have been done by something other than dogs, as no pools of blood were found at the scene.

Last November, a mother’s attempt to give her 2-year-old son a better view of wild African dogs turned into a fatal tragedy after the boy fell into the exhibit and was attacked by a pack of the animals as relatives and bystanders looked on.

The mother had picked the child up and put him on top of a railing at the edge of a viewing deck at the Pittsburgh Zoo, Lt. Kevin Kraus of the Pittsburgh police told the Columbia Daily Tribune.

“Almost immediately after that, he lost his balance, fell down off the railing into the pit, and he was immediately attacked by 11 dogs,” Kraus said. “It was very horrific.”

According to some estimates, the current world population of domestic dogs may be as high as 500 million, of which a substantial, although unknown, proportion is free-roaming.

There have been news reports of feral dogs causing havoc in Australia, India, Russia, Taiwan, and Turkey.

According to National Geographic, Greece, more than U.S. one million dollars is reportedly being spent on rounding up, sterilizing, and vaccinating thousands of street dogs in Athens before the 2004 Olympic games.