‘Ouchy’: North Carolina man endures rabies shots after wild fox attack

‘Ouchy’: North Carolina man endures rabies shots after wild fox attack
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RALEIGH — A wild fox that attacked a 78-year-old man while he walked his dogs in Raleigh has tested positive for rabies, ABC affiliate WTVD reported.

Dick Claxon said the fox bit him on the leg.

“I’ve read about people getting attacked by bears and things like that. And here I was getting attacked by this small fox,” Claxon told WTVD on Sunday. “The fox had sharp teeth.”

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Claxon has started post-exposure rabies treatments.

“Let me tell you, the first rabies shot they give you, they go in and give it to you right down in the bites. And that is ouchy,” he said.

Claxon is continuing with antibiotics and more shots.

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