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Toddler attacked by dog who inexplicably died shortly after

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According to Tuesday's Click 2 Houston News, a toddler was air-lifted to a hospital after being bitten in the face by his grandmother's dog in Stafford, Texas.

The two-year-old boy sustained serious wounds to his face; according to ABC 13 News, he was conscious and alert following the attack.

Animal control officials responded to the grandmother's home and loaded the dog, who was described as a senior mixed breed, into their vehicle - the dog inexplicably died before leaving the scene. Officials surmise that the elderly dog may have suffered a heart attack - officers did not shoot at the dog, or use a taser on him.

No information has been provided about what happened immediately before the child was bitten. Children who startle a sleeping dog, encroach on a dog's feeding area, or who approach a dog at eye-level, can become victims of dog bites.

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