Any rabid animal, such as this fox, is not to be trifled with but the woman it fought is no pushover either, as this surveillance video clearly shows her engaging in a fight and possibly saving her life.
The wild incident occurred in July in Ithaca, New York. You can see the fox doesn’t even pause as it creeps up on her while she’s talking on the phone in her yard, and begins chowing down on her leg constantly.
She kicks the animal into the air, but it doesn’t give up, eventually clamping its mouth down on her hand and refusing to let go while she attempts to shake it off. When a neighbor arrives, it is scared away.
Her hand appears to have taken the brunt of the damage, as evidenced by these gruesome photos taken after the attack. She must have also received some excruciatingly painful rabies shots.
According to her husband, who posted the video, the fox tried to do the same thing to another person nearby, but it was killed. The body was taken to Cornell University’s vet lab, where they revealed rabies was in its system.
When it comes to animals attacking humans, rabies is no laughing matter, last year in North Carolina, a bobcat was thrown across a lawn; it was gunned down and later died, testing positive for rabies.