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Boy uses skateboard to protect mother attacked by vicious dogs, say So. Calif. cops

A skateboarder jumps as he takes part in a three-day street art festival "Urbanize", in the Bulgarian capital Sofia, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008. (AP Photo/Valentina Petrova) AP Photo/Valentina Petrova

(CBS/AP) COLTON, Calif. - An 11-year-old used his skateboard to fend off vicious dogs that were attacking his mother.

The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports the woman was walking her family pets about 10:30 Sunday morning when two large American bull dogs charged her own dogs, then turned on her.

Colton police Cpl. Ray Mendez says the 31-year-old woman was taken to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center for treatment of bites to her chest and a leg.

Her son used his skateboard to hit and chase way the attacking animals.

The dogs have been quarantined at the San Bernardino city animal shelter.

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