By Justin O'Brien, NT News
A TOP End woman has told of her horror after she was severely mauled by a pit bull.
Heavily bandaged Bianca Sommerville last night described the dog attack as the most terrifying event in her life.
Surgeons were preparing Ms Sommerville for a second operation on her arms and legs when she spoke exclusively to the NT News.
"(It was) extremely frightening, there are no other words to put it, it was terrifying," she said.
Ms Sommerville, 35, was attacked by a friend's pit bull at a rural block last Friday afternoon.
She was checking on her friend's Humpty Doo house when she let the pit bull out of the yard for a run.
"It was running along a fence, trying to attack some other dogs. I stood about 20m away from it and it turned around and attacked me," Ms Sommerville said. A friend was able to pull the pit bull away and put the animal back inside the yard.
Three days after the pit bull attack, the full extent of Ms Sommerville's injuries are not known.
"I haven't even looked at my arms yet," she said. The owners have destroyed the dog.
Ms Sommerville was in obvious pain as she warned others: "Just beware of pit bulls, mate."
"You get some good ones and you get some bad ones ... they're not as friendly as you think they are," she said.
A second dog attack over the weekend left a young boy with six stitches in his face after his was attacked by a friend's dog in the front yard of a Malak house.
Anthony Hill was mauled on the chin and right side of his face by a mixed breed dog on Saturday afternoon.
It's owner heard Anthony's screams and freed the 10-year-old from the dogs jaws.
"He jumped up and bit me and latched on," the boy told Channel Nine.
Darwin City Council rangers seized the dog from the Darwent St house yesterday afternoon.
The animal is being held at the Darwin City Council pound until a decision is made on whether to allow the dog to live.
Kim Ellis, Anthony's mother, wants the dog destroyed.
"It could have went for his throat, if it went for his throat he wouldn't have had a chance," she said.