GWANGJU, Feb.23 (Korea Bizwire) – ‘Beggar King’, a stray dog that terrorized students at Gwangju National University of Education for the past three months, has finally been captured.
After being shot with a tranquilizer gun by firefighters, the dog ran away but was captured shortly thereafter.
The male dog known as Beggar King showed up at the campus around November of last year.
The dog showed interest in a female stray dog known as ‘Autumn’ that lived on campus, appearing at the school entrance, schoolyard and near the dormitories.
Unlike Autumn, known for her gentle demeanor, Beggar King bit students’ shoes and bags, and threatened them with violent behavior, frightening many.
The name ‘Beggar King’ was given to the dog by the students because of its violent behavior.
Students who were victims of Beggar King’s attacks reported the dog to the fire department. A total of eight reports were filed, but the firefighters struggled to capture the dog.
Beggar King usually disappeared when firemen arrived, and ran away even after being shot with a tranquilizer gun.
With rumors circulating that students were leaving the campus in groups to avoid attacks from the dog, the fire department set out to rid the campus of its unwanted visitor.
School staff members and firefighters from another district participated in the operation to capture Beggar King.
After nine hours of pursuit, Beggar King was finally captured near a gas station 300 meters away from the university.
Officials from the local fire station commented that they were relieved to have captured the dog safely, and hoped that the students could go to school without fearing further attacks from the dog.
By Lina Jang (firstname.lastname@example.org)