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Dogs attack 4-year-old girl

A four-year-old girl was taken to hospital in Stockholm after she was attacked on Thursday afternoon by two dogs.

The incident took place outside the Maria Magdalena Church on the Södermalm island at 4pm. The girl was able to return home after her mother took her to hospital for treatment.

With the aid of a witness police were able to identify a 46-year-old woman as the owner of the two dogs, reported by newspaper Aftonbladet to be pit bull terriers. The woman was questioned and a report was filed for causing bodily harm and a breach of laws regarding domestic pets.

The witness told police that the woman appeared to be intoxicated, news agency Svenksa Nyheter reports.

OFFBEAT

Swede’s surprise fika thief: this very cheeky little fox

You know when you're enjoying a fika at your Swedish summer house and then suddenly a fox walks up to you and rudely finishes all your coffee?

Swede's surprise fika thief: this very cheeky little fox
The Swedish fika fox. Photo: Viktor Risling

That's what happened to Viktor Risling in Grötlingbo on the island of Gotland.

“At first I thought there was something yellow walking towards me. I looked up and saw it was a fox. It came very close. I put my hand towards it and it smelled my hand. After that it smelled my coffee,” he told The Local on Tuesday.

“Then it drank the coffee right beside me. It was very nice to be so close to nature.”

Risling snapped a series of pictures of his unexpected fika companion and posted them on social media. They quickly went viral after the Dagens Nyheter newspaper first picked up the strange story.

But the guest's table manners left something to be desired when he knocked the cup over to drink.

“The fox enjoyed the coffee a lot. It's a wild animal so it can't behave properly. But it will learn, we are working on it,” laughed Risling.

The daring animal missed out on the standard Swedish cinnamon roll with his coffee, but Risling revealed that he did still get a special treat.

“It came back today, and I gave it some turkey. It enjoyed it. I got a friend now.”

Interview by The Local's intern Saina Behnejad.