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His father ran out with a stick, but by the time he came up, Karait had lunged out once too far, and Rikki-tikki had sprung, jumped on the snake's back, dropped his head far between his forelegs, bitten as high up the back as he could get hold, and rolled away.
The first case occurred in a previously healthy 29-year-old man who was bitten on the finger by a pet rat.
A county special counsel on Friday urged the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department to conduct a study addressing possible racial profiling in the use of its police dogs, citing that African-Americans and Latinos accounted for 83 percent of the people bitten last year.