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Feb 24, 2012 6:46 AM by Kate Richards

Denver anchor continues to recover after dog bite

DENVER (AP) - A Denver television news anchor who was viciously bitten by a dog says she's doing fine but had difficulty talking after the on-air attack two weeks ago.

Kyle Dyer of KUSA-TV was bitten in the face by an 85-pound Argentine mastiff while she was doing a segment with the dog's owner and a firefighter who had rescued the pet from an icy pond.

In an interview with the station Thursday night, she recalled the moments after the attack when she realized how serious it was when her lips didn't touch anymore.

The station says she had a second surgery on Monday. She was given 20 new stitches and had the 70 stitches that were initially put in on Feb. 8 removed.

Despite the injury she says it could have been worse, though she realizes it could be weeks or even months before she's fully healed.

Dyer called the incident an accident and says she's glad the dog is back home after it spent 10 days in mandatory quarantine.

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