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War Dogs In Granada

The idea of using dogs for combat is as old as you can imagine. But the most famous usage is when Spain decided to conquer the Moors. They would send out giant mastiffs who were 200+ pounds to fight for them. The dogs’ jaws were so strong that they could rip through leather, crush bones, and sever arteries. There was even one famous, most deadly one called Becerrillo who was owned by the explorer Ponce De Leon. Becerrillo was known for the number of victims he tortured and killed. 

What’s funny (or not so much) is that Becerrillo’s pup belonged to Vasco Núñez de Balboa, another “great” explorer!

War Dogs In Granada
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Chantelle took to the written word like a fish takes to water. That is to say, she found herself immersed in literature from before she was born. She’s been known to tell her friends all about how she can still remember the passages she heard her mother read to her when she was in the womb - Emily Dickinson, Jane Austen, and a bit of Hunter S. Thompson thrown in to balance it out. Whether she’s whipping up pithy one-liners to tease your brain or busy working on her second novel (the first one is available on Amazon under a pen name she refuses to disclose), Chantelle has continued to keep her feet wet with words, as it were. You’re sure to get a kick out of her giggle-worthy explanations and outrageous hints, and still come away feeling like you’ve just expanded your knowledge base.

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