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Marion County girl, 3, killed in bulldog attack

The Associated Press
Published:   |   Updated: March 22, 2013 at 08:19 AM
OCALA -

A 3-year-old girl who was attacked by a bulldog outside her Ocala-area home has died.

According to a Marion County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman, the girl was playing outside while her mother cleaned a dog pen Saturday. The girl got tangled in a dog chain when her mother went inside the home.

That's when a male dog attacked the girl, whose name wasn't immediately released.

The Ocala Star-Banner reported that four dogs were outside the home at the time of the attack, but investigators believe just one of the animals was involved.

All the dogs were taken by county animal services officials.

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