Thursday, June 10, 2010

Meanwhile, In Aberdeen, North Carolina...

...what was probably a rabid red fox made the mistake of attacking 11-year-old Talon Thomas.

Talon Thomas, 11, said he was bitten and scratched by the fox while walking home from school Tuesday.

“He bit me on my leg, and then I just picked him up, and I just hit his head against the road and he started kicking me in my head," he said.

Talon said he kept the fox pinned down and tried to keep him quiet so he wouldn't alert other foxes.

“He kept kicking his legs up and I thought his whole family was going to come after me,” he said.

Talon caught the fox and took him to his parents. It's not yet known if the fox was rabid but Talon received a series of rabies shots as a precaution.

And a day before this occurred, another fox, and possibly the same one, attacked 22-year-old Taylor Dees, who fended off the attack with his bicycle.

This is why it's good advice to carry a walking stick with you when you're out in the woods.

h/t Confederate Yankee.


TOTWTYTR said...

Or a gun.

Bob said...

@TOTWTYTR: sure, if you have a permit or are on your own property. A stick, though, you can carry pretty much anywhere.