Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Couple suffers attack from rabid fox

A couple from Gibsonton, Florida, had a scary run in with a rabid fox recently, according to FOX 13 Tampa Bay.

The news source said the elderly couple was driving down U.S. Highway 49 in Florida when their car suddenly stopped, forcing them to pull over.

While stopped, the wife got out of the car and started to scream. Her husband came around the other side of the vehicle to see a fox dangling from his wife's arm.

"He was trying to get a piece of that arm," the victim's husband told the news station. "He was shaking, kicking and raising all kinds of Cain trying to get a piece of that arm."

He was finally able to throw the fox off his wife, but the animal stayed and began biting him on the leg. The two victims were taken to the hospital where they received rabies shots, the female victim needed stitches on her arm and thumb.

According to the Hernando County Health Department there is a rabies endemic in the area and they urged residents to vaccinate their pets against the disease and to take caution when walking as an attack could happen at any time. Purchasing pepper spray or animal repellent may be a good option if you tend to walk your pet as an animal with rabies could be anywhere and will strike without warning.

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