North Carolina residents on alert after two fox attacks in a month

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Some people are arming themselves with mace and metal rods after two fox attacks in North Carolina in a month.

The most recent attack happened last week in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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A homeowner said he was walking to his mailbox when a fox darted from some bushes.

The fox bit the man three times before he could kick it off.

Last month, a Concord Woman used a two-by-four to fight off a rabid fox.

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Lorie Horton said she was walking her dogs along Highway 601 when the fox bit her ankle.

She said she is now taking rabies medicine plus antibiotics and pain medicine.