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PACK OF DOGS KILLS CALIFORNIA MAN

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A man who had complained a pack of dogs recently attacked him was fatally mauled, apparently by the same animals, authorities said.

"He appeared to have been eaten alive. That's the only way to describe it," said Dill Delaney, a ranch caretaker who discovered the body.The body of Ray Johnson, 69, was found on a road Tuesday near a ranch where the mixed-breed dogs lived. Johnson frequently walked from his house to another ranch where he tended hogs and cattle.

If the dogs were responsible for Johnson's death, criminal charges could be brought against their owner, authorities said.

Animal control officers impounded at least six dogs from the ranch.