A paralysed man in the US has described the horror of waking up to discover his small pet dog chewing his testicle.
The 39-year-old Arkansas man, who has no feeling below the waist, said he felt a "burning pain" in his mid-section which caused him to wake him up on Monday morning, KAIT8 reports.
He then noticed his "small, white, fluffy dog" covered in blood and sitting between his legs.
Upon closer inspection the man discovered the canine had chewed off and eaten one of his testicles.
The man was taken to a local medical centre for treatment.
Police took the dog to a veterinarian, where the animal was euthanased.
The paralysed man said he had picked up the dog as a stray around three weeks earlier and was unsure if it had been vaccinated.
The dog's head has been sent to health department officials for rabies testing.