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New Jersey woman strangles rabid fox after animal bites her leg



A New Jersey woman said she had been forced to kill a rabid fox after the animal had bitten her leg and continued to gnaw on her flesh despite her escape attempts.

Tammy DuBois told NJ.com that she was near a bird feeder looking for her home in Pittsgrove Township on July 18, when the fox appeared out of the bushes. The evil animal jumped on her leg and made a sound that sounded like "Yip, Yip, Yip, Yip, Yip".

"I just recovered," the 52-year-old recalled to NJ.com. "It got crazy, made noises and his mouth moved."

DuBois said the fox circled around her and buried her teeth in her right leg. She continued her attack DuBois despite her escape attempts. As she tried to run into her house, the fox started biting her leg again.

"It bit my leg, I had to do something," DuBois said.

  dead fox

Tammy DuBois received two weeks of rabies treatment after the attack The fox tested positive for rabies.

(Tammy DuBois)

The resident of New Jersey said she grabbed the fox's snout and squeezed her neck with her hands until the animal's body went limp. She added that she usually has garden tools in the yard, but at the time she had none.

"I could not do anything else to get it away from me," she recalled. "I do not want to kill anything."

DuBois went to her house and called her husband. She was hospitalized and received rabies treatment for two weeks after the fox tested positive for rabies.

"I am so proud of my mother that she has reacted that way," said DuBois's daughter, Laura Page? ˅. "I do not know what I would have done."

Katherine Lam is a cutting-edge news producer for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter at @bykatherinelam


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