A man has lost part of his finger after sticking his hand into his choking dogâ€™s throat.
Nebraska Humane Society spokesman Mark Langan says the Lincoln man was visiting his daughter in Omaha on Tuesday when his chocolate lab began to choke on a golf ball it found.
Langan says the man stuck his fingers in the dogâ€™s mouth to try to dislodge the ball. Thatâ€™s when the dog bit, taking off one of the manâ€™s fingers at a knuckle.
The man drove the dog, which still had the ball lodged in his throat, to a veterinary clinic.
He then went to Methodist Hospital, and was transferred to the Nebraska Medical Center.