A Canadian woman was killed when her pit bull mauled her during a walk — after she’d left an even more dangerous dog at home, according to reports.
The unidentified woman was first spotted dead in a ditch Tuesday morning in Nova Scotia when a teenage jogger came across the on-the-loose dog and feared it would attack her, too, before it fled, CBC said.
Another neighbor, Jocelyn Parker, then arrived, telling the station the woman’s injuries were “rather extensive and it was very apparent she had passed away.”
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) immediately put out an alert for the “tan & brown Pitbull on the loose,” warning, “Stay indoors, do not approach, considered dangerous.”
The force later revealed that the dog died after being hit by a car more than an hour after the attack in Middle Musquodoboit.
Neighbors told The Chronicle Herald they were shocked when they discovered which dog had killed her owner — because they assumed it would have been a second pit bull that they insist was more threatening.
“When I found out it was that dog I was shocked, I couldn’t believe it,” the male neighbor said, claiming it previously attacked the owner.
“Honestly the other dog was always a constant worry for myself when I’d leave the house to go to work,” he said, worried about it “attacking the animals or attacking my wife when she was out working.”
“Those dogs were the focal point of her life,” he said of his neighbor.
“I think she really tried to help the problem dog become a better dog.”
Police confirmed that the victim “was walking her dog when it attacked her.”
“Our thoughts are with the victim’s family during this difficult time,” the RCMP said.
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