We had a similar incident with Blaze. He nipped a boy after a branch was thrown at him. He nipped my neighbor after she saw him, screamed, and ran. A/C took him for 7 months while we fought to bring him home. He was examined by an expert animal behaviourist who deemed Blaze to react when startled. We had 2 attorneys, 5 court dates, $1M in liability for Blaze, and almost $9,000.00 later, have Blaze home with many restrictions. We are being sued by one victim so our homeowners’ insurance is dropping us. My policy expires 07/09/2011 and I still have not found a carrier and have searched for almost 2 months. Good luck in your fight……I will be thinking of you.