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Woman Bit by Rabid Fox in Mt. Pleasant, Props to Animal Control


Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr. T in DC

Yesterday @prestonrhea sent word via twitter:

“Today’s Mount Pleasant listserv: a potentially rabid fox seems to have wandered around NW MtP and bit a woman in the ankle.”

And this morning I received the following email:

Dear PoPville,

Just a word of caution to PoPville- watch out for foxes near rock creek park. My friend was walking with her baby yesterday on Tilden Rd in Mount Pleasant on her way towards Rock Creek and a fox attacked her. She said the lone fox came out of nowhere and went straight for her ankle. Her husband was with her and was able to beat it off and animal control eventually caught it in someone’s front yard. She ended up in urgent care receiving at least 20 injections, one for each bite wound and she’ll need to go back for at least 5 more follow up injections. Her leg is pretty messed up. Thankfully, the baby is fine.

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