A rabid fox attacks the woman in New Jersey, daughter uses ax, shovel to kill him: report
A woman was bitten twice by a rabid gray fox on Saturday afternoon in New Jersey, causing her daughter to use an ax and a shovel to kill the animal, according to Animal Control.
The woman who lives on a farm in Blairstown, New Jersey, had gone outside to feed her cats when she was attacked, according to the New Jersey Herald.
Animal control officer Scott Hendricks told the outlet Fox had already killed a cat when he left after the woman.
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"The woman had a cat in her hand and threw it at the fox to stop him, but she attacked her and bit her twice Bein, before she could go to her house, "he said.
Her daughter heard the excitement and went outside, first confusing the Gray Fox with a cat after she went under the porch, according to the Morristown Daily Record. A woman was bitten twice a Saturday by a rabid Gray Fox animal control officer in Blairstown, New Jersey, and the fox killed one of her cats, and the woman's daughter attempted to kill her by throwing an ax at it and one Shovel hit her. (IStock) “/>
A woman was bitten twice by a rabid gray fox on Blairstown, NJ, Saturday, according to Animal Control officials, who killed one of her cats, and the Toc The woman tried to kill her by throwing an ax at it and beating her with a shovel. (IStock)
"The fox came after her," Hendricks told the outlet. "She had an ax that she threw on it and missed." The Fox went behind the ax and then turned to her. "
The second Meanwhile, the daughter had allegedly used a shovel to hit the fox on the head. She "somehow knocked it out," said Hendricks, and two men in a truck heard her call for help.
"They stopped, one man got out, took the shovel and held down the fox until she died," Hendricks said in the Daily Record. "He actually suffocated it."
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The woman was taken to a nearby hospital Hendricks arrived after the ambulance left and picked up the fox's body.
He had to keep him refrigerated until Monday before he could take him to Blairstown Animal Hospital to have the fox's head removed so he could be tested for rabies.
Hendricks was said to be on Tuesday Fox tested positive for the disease.
He called the woman and her daughter, and fortunately, she had already started rabies treatment at the hospital.
"If someone of one he is bitten five days before he can start treatment, "Hendricks told the Daily Record. "We stood exactly against this five-day buffer."
The woman also received a tetanus shot, according to the New Jersey Herald. The store also reported that she had received two of her four rabies shots by Wednesday.