A trash collector was bitten by a dog Tuesday while working on Hilton Head Island, according to the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office.
The victim, 44, was working on Queens Folly Road in Palmetto Dunes about 7:30 p.m. when a brown and white pit bull-type dog ran at him and bit his leg, the report said.
The dog was being walked by a small boy but had broken free from his leash, according to the report.
The dog's owner, a 29-year-old Hilton Head Island woman, gave the man her contact information and took the dog inside, the report said.
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The victim was treated at the scene for two puncture wounds in his lower calf.The Sheriff's Office reported the animal bite to the Department of Health and Environmental Control.