This week, Jacque Chirac completes the “You know you’re a Frenchmen when…” sentence with, “…you’re mauled by a poodle”:
Former French president Jacques Chirac was rushed to hospital after being mauled by his own ‘clinically depressed’ pet dog.
The 76-year-old statesman was savaged by his white Maltese dog – which suffers from frenzied fits and is being treated with anti-depressants.
A man named Francois le Zapruder was videotaping Chirac and captured this gripping photo just moments before the vicious attack:
The court hearing to determine exactly what happened that fateful day is ongoing: