Random Fox Attacks in Westchester County Raise Concern
Imagine you're out for your morning jog and out of nowhere comes an adult red fox, and he's hungry.
It's very rare when a fox attacks a human, but it happened recently in our area according to Hudson Valley Post.
Last weekend, three people were bitten in Yorktown — a jogger and two people in their backyard. as I mentioned, it's a very unusual occurrence for a fox to attack a human, which is why all three Yorktown individuals are receiving preventative rabies treatment. Police say they've have ramped up patrols, keeping a lookout for other foxes in the neighborhood. They are also asking that if you spot a fox (the animal, not the ones Jimi Hendrix refers to) immediately call 914-962-4141.
I remember an incident in my backyard here in New Fairfield many years ago. I had pulled into my driveway around 9 pm and as I was locking up the car, I noticed coming out of the brush in my neighbor's backyard were three foxes walking together and staring at me with their beady little fox eyes. I swear they were heading straight towards me but I didn't stick around to find out. I ran like a son-of-bitch and made it to my front door just in time!
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