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Published:February 9th, 2012 11:27 EST

Shock Video: Huge Argentine Mastiff Bites Anchor On Face On Live TV

By Robert Paul Reyes

"An 85-pound Argentine mastiff dog dramatically rescued a day earlier from an icy lake was impounded Wednesday after viciously biting a Denver television news anchor on her face during a live in-studio segment.


Kyle Dyer was conducting an interview on the rescue of Gladiator Maximus, also known as Max, after the dog fell into a frigid Lakewood lake Tuesday while chasing a coyote. The live segment was aimed at reuniting fire-fighter Tyler Sugaski, who rescued the animal, and Michael Robinson, the dog`s owner."


Everybody loves a heartwarming story, even this cynical columnist does a feel-good story every once in a blue moon. KUSA-TV in Denver had the perfect feel-good story for their viewers: Reunite a dog that was rescued from an icy lake with its owner and the firefighters who saved its life.

Sounds like a great idea at first blush, but keep in mind that the rescued canine is a 85-pound beast. It should also be pointed out the the dog jumped into the frigid lake chasing a coyote. I don`t think the Argentine mastiff was chasing the coyote because he wanted to snuggle next to it to keep warm.

The feel-good story turned into a horror when the dog bite the anchor woman in the face when she leaned in real close to it. I love dogs and I have one of my own, but I would never in a million years lean in inches away from a huge beast named Gladiator Maximus.

The animal is being quarantined until a judge can decide its fate.

Dyer is in fair condition, and she has the support of her friends, family and fans. We wish her a speedy recovery.

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