A Macon police officer shot a pit bull Saturday afternoon as the dog charged toward an animal control officer, according to the police.
Police were called to the 1100 block of Sparkle Avenue about 1 p.m. in response to a pit bull that attacked ducks in a backyard, according to the report.
The owner of the ducks told police two dogs dug a hole under his fence and attacked the ducks. He said he killed one of the dogs to protect the ducks. The other dog ran away, according to the report.
The dog later was located behind another house with other dogs, according to the report.
Animal control attempted to collect the dogs, but one of the dogs charged at the animal control officer, according to the report.
The police officer shot the dog and it ran off into the woods. Officers were unable to locate the dog, according to the report.