A 54-year-old man was bitten by a pet dog Sunday and was in a serious condition in hospital in Satsumasendai, Kagoshima Prefecture.
Police responded to a call at around 7:55 a.m. Sunday about a man who was lying on a farm road, with blood coming from his right arm and ear, Sankei Shimbun reported. He was taken to hospital and remained unconscious on Monday.
Police said Shoichi Onitsuka had been walking his dog, which is a cross breed resembling a beagle. The canine broke free from its leash and ran off but was later captured by Onitsuka's wife.
The pet dog has reportedly been in the family for about four years. However, the dog bit Onitsuka on the elbow last year.© Japan Today