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Dec 13, 2012 1:22 PM by NBC News

Investigation underway: Man mauled to death by pack of pit bulls

(KSEE) Sheriff's deputies in Fresno County, California are investigating a deadly pit bull mauling.

"I definitely wasn't shocked. I'm sorry, but I wasn't surprised just because it's only a matter of time when you have vicious, uncontrollable dogs like that," neighbor Blake Anderson said after the mauling.

The attack happened Tuesday night.

Detectives say a woman pulled into her Selma driveway and found a man lying on the ground. The pit bulls were found inside a home next door, with blood on them. They were taken away, along with six pit bull puppies and two other dogs.

"The owner of the animals was cooperative. He did sign all the animals over to Liberty Animal Control Services, where they will not be returned to the owner," says Liberty Animal Control Services director Daniel Bailey.

We tried to speak with the owner, but no one answered the door. A next door neighbor tells us the dogs were always roaming around.

"They come in our front yard and will come in our driveway. I couldn't even get out of my car one time. There were like four of them, so pretty ridiculous," says Anderson.

Anderson says this isn't the first time the pit bulls attacked. About a month ago, they killed his dog. He believes the owner should be held responsible.

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