Ranger Jesse Kanuch approached a visitor concerning his unrestrained dog while patrolling the North Core Banks on October 16th. The visitor complied and Kanuch continued his patrol. Later, Kanuch approached this same visitor concerning another matter and again encountered the dog off leash. The dog snarled at and bit Kanuch on the arm, leaving a puncture wound, but Kanuch was able to fend the dog off and get the visitor to again put it on a leash. Rangers Joseph Lamm, Lance Herman, and Daniel Williams responded to assist Kanuch. He was transported to Carteret General Hospital, where he received treatment, and was later released. With help from maintenance worker Ricky Daniel, Carteret County Animal Control was transported to North Core Banks and assisted Williams and Herman. The dog was taken by animal control and quarantined for ten days. The visitor was issued citations for a mandatory court appearance.