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Old 12-19-2017, 07:48 AM
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Surprised there hasn't been a thread on this yet... They were discussing on the radio this morning, Sheriff released gruesome details with the families permission because so many people were spouting doubt and theories.

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As was her habit, 22-year-old Bethany Stephens took her dogs for a walk in the woods near her childhood home in Goochland, Va., about 30 miles outside Richmond. But when she did not return home by Thursday night, her father grew concerned and called police, who made a terrible discovery. Stephens had been attacked and killed by her own dogs, police say.

Stephens "had defensive wounds on her hands and arms trying to keep the dogs away from her, which would be consistent with being attacked while she was still alive," said Goochland County Sheriff Jim Agnew at a press conference on Friday.

Stephens was being "for lack of a better term — guarded by two very large brindle-colored pit bull dogs, who were very reluctant to be caught," Agnew said.

The sheriff himself seemed shaken recalling the scene, saying it was "absolutely grisly."

"In my 40 years of law enforcement I've never seen anything quite like it. I hope I never see anything like it again," Agnew said.

Stephens' friend, Barbara Norris told the local ABC-affiliate WRIC that the Glen Allen-resident had raised the dogs from the time they were puppies. And while Norris said she did not know the details of Stephens' death, "I know those dogs didn't do it."Agnew said that while the medical examiner's findings are preliminary as they await toxicology results, "it was fairly obvious to us that she had suffered defensive wounds from the animal bites."

"This was not a homicide."

News stories about pit bulls attacking people abound. And owning a pit bull or a mix is banned or restricted in multiple municipalities across the country.

But pit bull supporters say the dogs' reputation of being inherently dangerous or aggressive is a myth.

"The biggest misconception is that the term pit bull refers to one distinct breed, when really it refers to at least four pedigreed breeds of dogs and then all these other dogs that get lumped into the category," Bronwen Dickey, who has written extensively about pit bulls, told Fresh Air's Terry Gross last year.

As for the dogs reputation of being natural fighters, "there is absolutely no credible scientific evidence of that," Dickey said. "You have specific sub-populations that have been used over time in the illegal pursuit of dogfighting, but they really can't be held up as the standard for all pit bulls in America."

Agnew said that while he did not know the dogs' background, "they would be dogs that you would suspect would be bred for fighting. Just in looking at them. They were big strong powerful dogs."

Stephens was "a very petite 5 foot 1, 125 lbs," Agnew said, estimating that the dogs each weighed somewhere around their owners' size.

The dogs were being held by animal control and were set to be euthanized, Agnew said on Friday.
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This is a big reason why I always caution people and remind them that the largest dog they should realistically get is a pomski.
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This is a big reason why I always caution people and remind them that the largest dog they should realistically get is a pomski.
Yeah....sorry. Im not getting killed by my golden retriever
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This is a big reason why I always caution people and remind them that the largest dog they should realistically get is a pomski.

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What do you mean Ross? Pitbulls make great companions and family pets. It's all how they are trained and raised.

I'm sure the lady that got eaten was probably taking them to a fight somewhere. It was 100% her fault more than likely.
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alpha breeds require alpha owners.
Dogs may be domesicated but are still pack animals.
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Yeah....sorry. Im not getting killed by my golden retriever
There are two dogs chasing you down through the Minnesota woods, on a dark and cloudy night, in the early spring. There is still a fair amount of snow in the shaded sports. Staring you down are two vicious animals. Both dogs also have rabies, mange, and possibly a few ticks on their nose.

Which do you feel as though you would have a better chance of survival in hand-to-paw combat?

1. Golden Retriever
2. Average sized Pomski?

I rest my case.
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They're absolutely sure it was the dogs, or they're just assuming? Is it possible with her being in the woods that she was attacked by something else and then dogs took off?
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hand-to-paw combat?
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They're absolutely sure it was the dogs, or they're just assuming? Is it possible with her being in the woods that she was attacked by something else and then dogs took off?
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There are two dogs chasing you down through the Minnesota woods, on a dark and cloudy night, in the early spring. There is still a fair amount of snow in the shaded sports. Staring you down are two vicious animals. Both dogs also have rabies, mange, and possibly a few ticks on their nose.

Which do you feel as though you would have a better chance of survival in hand-to-paw combat?

1. Golden Retriever
2. Average sized Pomski?

I rest my case.
wouldnt be in minnesota woods nor by any woods on a dark cloudy night. Id actually be in my house with my non rabid golden retriever

The person you describe in that scenariothe only type of people who would be are
A) a ******* moron who deserves to get bit
Or
b) a ******* moron who deserves to get bit by a bigger dog

I rest my case
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They're absolutely sure it was the dogs, or they're just assuming? Is it possible with her being in the woods that she was attacked by something else and then dogs took off?
absolutely sure

local pd said they rolled up to two of them eating/bite pulling whatever at her rib cage.
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Story doesn't make sense as written.

Says victim is petite 5'1", 125lbs, and each dog weighing approximately that size. 75lbs would be a LARGE pit bull. 125 is ridiculous. Details embellished or the breeds weren't pitbulls.

Regardless, it all boils down to responsible ownership. You teach your dog commands and then direct it through commands. Telling dogs "Stop" when they're doing something bad doesn't usually work, but telling them to go lay down and stay gets the same feat accomplished.
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NO!!! This blows my entire theory apart.

Guinea Pigs are probably the safest bet.

I do feel bad for that woman, I could not imagine getting mauled by a dog. It always creeps me out when I'm running in the open space and I see some coyotes at dusk.
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