Owner pries dog away as child is mauled

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A 4-year-old girl was mauled by a dog owned by a woman who was babysitting the child at The Meadows mobile home park in Melbourne, Florida on Thursday afternoon, police say.

A neighbor says the babysitter pried the dogs jaws off the girl, who was covered in bite marks. The girl was flown to Arnold Palmer Hospital.  The girl's wounds were serious but non life-threatening.

The neighbor says while he was waiting for medics, the girl didn't even cry -- instead, he says she was repeating the words "bad dog."

Police say the pit bull mix was quarantined by animal control until they complete their investigation into what happened.  The Brevard County Sheriff's Office is investigating, but it has not released the name of the dog's owner at this time.