Georgia boy, 13, chokes, kills biting fox

Saturday, May 31, 2014 7:25 AM
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DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. -- A 13-year-old suburban Atlanta boy is undergoing treatment for rabies after choking the fox that bit him.

It was the second fox attack this week, Frances McMillan, Douglas County Animal Control manager said Friday in a phone interview.

“That young man was able to get his hands around the neck of that fox and kill it,” McMillan said. “That fox was sent for testing and we expect the results back soon.”

Douglas County Animal Control officials want the public to make sure household pets are vaccinated, because there are suspected rabid foxes in the area.

McMillan said early Wednesday morning a man was bitten in two different places by a fox, and the boy was attacked the next day.

McMillan said she doubts the same fox attacked the two people, and cautions the general public to be on the lookout.

“We want people to keep an eye on their pets,” she said. “Foxes are generally nocturnal, and it is not uncommon to see them, but they should move along when they hear a noise or something like that.”

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nocnoc 05/31/14 - 07:48 am
Smart Thinking and Simple Logic

But even as a child I was taught never let an attacking animal go, because it has already shown a disregard for humans.

Stay on your feet, keep it away from your neck and face. Do whatever is needed to disable and kill it. Arms and legs heal, Necks don't get a chance to.

Maybe our family is warped in the head.

Darby 05/31/14 - 11:05 am
Sounds to me as though

that thirteen year old might have fit in well with Danial Boone or Davy Crockett.

Maybe there's hope for us yet!

Perhaps his parents can home school him or at least insulate him from the "system" designed to breed the individualism and self-reliance out of us all.

Darby 05/31/14 - 11:11 am
And nocnoc,

if your family is warped, then it's a good kind of warped!

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