‘I’ve seen my fair share of toothless’
A man in California says he was bitten on the hand by a toothless bovine he was tending in his office.
The dental assistant’s son claims he saw his mother bitten by a bite from a tooth in the office last week.
Dr. Richard Benton says his mother, Mary Jane Bovey, told him she had been bitten on her lower left side on July 25.
He says his family is taking the allegations very seriously.
“I was going to the bathroom, saw the bite on the back of her hand and I went in there and took it in my hand,” Benton told the KVAL TV station in Los Angeles.
“It was a bite that was too small and it wasn’t severe.
It was just a bite and it didn’t hurt, but it was definitely an injury.”
The incident happened at the dental office in a parking lot off Interstate 10 in the Bovine Hills community of Boveysville, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Lubbock.
“The dentist was a little bit stunned when he saw the cut on his hand,” BoveY’s son, Adam Bove, told KVAL.
“He said, ‘Oh my gosh, I’ve seen your fair share,’ and he didn’t want to have to take any action, so he put his hand under his coat and said, `I’ve just been bitten by my mother,'” Bove said.
Benton says the bite took about three seconds and was not painful.
The family says the dentist and the office manager initially told them it was a bad bite, but Benton claims that wasn’t the case.
“They didn’t think it was an infection at all,” Bentons mother told KTVU-TV.
“They thought it was the dentist.
Bovey has been a dental assistant since she was a child.
She and her husband, Dr. Gary Boveyer, worked for the family practice.
They have six children, ages 12, 6, 5, 4, 3 and 2.
Boveys office is now closed.