5 people attacked by rabid fox in Nashua, NH
NASHUA, N.H. -- Two young girls were attacked by a rabid fox in a New Hampshire neighborhood when they were playing in the backyard. Neighbors say it wasn’t the first attack.
“I don’t know where it came from. It was just on me all of a sudden and attacking me,” said Natalie Wallace, attacked by fox.
It was a frighting situation for Natalie Wallace. She says she was out doing yard work when a fox came after her.
“All of a sudden this grey ball of fur was on top of me,” said Wallace. “I kicked it…and it went back and got right on its feet and came after me again.”
Wallace has a bandage on her right leg, and has a puncture wound and scratches on her other leg.
She was attacked around 11:30 in the morning, and authorities say that around 4:30 that afternoon another woman and her dog were attacked along with three children - a 6-year-old boy and two girls ages 8 and 9 who were playing outside.
“It could have been my house, I drove the girls to school this morning and they told me about the neighbor’s little girl who was afraid to come out of the house and I was wondering why and it was because of the fox,” said Dana Abraham.
It happened on Lansing Drive, not far from Wallace’s house. A mother of one of the girl’s told 7NEWS that the fox would not let go of her child. She says her husband had to practically wrestle the animal off of his daughter.
Finally police were able to locate the fox and shoot it dead.
“Hopefully that’s the only thing around that’s rabid, but usually when one animal is rabid there’s others,” said Wallace.
Five people were attacked by the rabid fox. The 6-year-old boy was the only one who was not scratched or bitten by the fox.
They are all being treated and should be fine.
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