Man Beats Fox to Death After Attack

Tuesday, May 17, 2011  |  Updated 7:03 AM EDT
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Man Beats Fox to Death After Attack

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A Hagerstown, Md., man said he beat a fox to a death after it bit his wife and attacked the couple's dog.

Terry Pike said he used a shotgun on Monday afternoon to beat the fox, which was removed by the Humane Society of Washington County and is now being tested for rabies.

Pike said the fox grabbed his small dog by its head and ears and bit his wife on her left leg. Melinda Pike has two puncture wounds and is also planning to get a series of rabies shots.

Sgt. Brian Albert of the Maryland Natural Resources Police said the results of the rabies test on the fox should come back in about a week.

Read more about the incident in the Herald Mail.

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