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Jesse Browning, Ax Men

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Another sad dose of real life has hit the family of a reality TV star.

The 4-year-old daughter of Ax Men slinger Jesse Browning has been mauled to death by the family's Rottweiler.

Ashlynn Anderson's body was discovered by her mother outside on the lawn Sunday, according to officials in Astoria, Ore., where the family resides.

"Apparently, the dog just snapped," says Clatsop County Sheriff Tom Bergin. "We have detectives working on investigating [what set the dog off]...We are going to give the family a day or two to grieve before we interview them."

Browning called 911 and the girl was airlifted to a Portland hospital, but pronounced dead on arrival.

There was no immediate comment from The History Channel, which airs the popular lumberjack series.

Bergin says the attack came four months to the day that deputies removed a Rottweiler from the premises after it attacked an adult family member; that animal was euthanized. The Browings' two other Rottweilers have been quarantined at a shelter and awaiting their fate.

"It's from my understanding...only one of the dogs was involved in the attack but both dogs were seized by animal control services," said Alan Oja, assistant chief of the Astoria Police Department, which received the initial dispatch.

"It's a terrible tragedy."

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Ax Men certainly qualifies for our Dangerous Reality TV gallery.