Yummy! Dogs have about 1,700 taste buds. Humans have approximately 9,000 and cats have around 473.
“It is believed that Beard was attacked as she was attempting to contact the dog’s owner when she was killed by the dogs,” the sheriff’s office wrote.
Some of the dogs were immediately euthanized, police said.The dogs' owner, Brandy Dowdy, 39, was arrested and charged with manslaughter, according to police. Beard was in the area following up on an incident previously reported to Franklin County Animal Control, police said. A pack of dogs mauled a woman while she was walking, and the woman remains hospitalized in Mississippi, the sheriff of Franklin County told AL.com. Beard worked as an environmentalist supervisor in Franklin and had been with the health department for 16 years, according to the ADPH. The department did not immediately respond to a request for comment by NBC News.
“Summer was known to her coworkers as an exceptional person," the ADPH told AL.com in a statement. "She was a tremendous team worker and was loved by those who knew her."
Parrots, according to the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), are the nation’s fourth most popular pet; according to a 2012 survey conducted by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), 3.1 percent of U.S. households owned birds. Some parrots can scream as loud as an ambulance siren. These birds are beautiful, but they’re difficult to care for and require lots of space, so the HSUS doesn’t recommend keeping them as pets at all.