Dumb fox cub tried to eat terrier...now dead (pic)

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by N. Virginia, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. N. Virginia

    N. Virginia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 15, 2010
    Never had any trouble with foxes & chickens, but last night a little fox cub tried to eat my 8-llb Silky terrier. So I pick my little dog up and get control of my Jack Russell's leash thinking that the fox would leave, what with my yelling and my husband coming up with a club...but no, the fox tries to attack me in my bare feet with the terrier in my arms, so I let go of the Jack's lead and in no time the fox's neck was broken.

    Now I'll try to post the picture.
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2011
  2. RHRanch

    RHRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wow. I think it might be a good idea to have the fox necropsied for rabies. It sounds like it was acting really crazy. I hope your dogs are vaccinated and that you wore gloves handling any bites/wounds they might have had.

    For testing, I believe they need the brain intact. Better call around and find out where to take it, before it starts to rot.
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2011
  3. Chickie'sMoma

    Chickie'sMoma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2009
    Rochester, NH
    that doesn't sound normal. have you sent the fox's body to a vet to have examined for rabies? it doesn't need to have been foaming at the mouth to have it.
  4. bufforp89

    bufforp89 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2009
    Chenango Forks NY
    [​IMG] good dog! Hopefully he has a current rabies shot.. [​IMG]
  5. N. Virginia

    N. Virginia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 15, 2010
    Yes, we're all up to date on rabies. Good idea about the testing, though.
  6. ChooksinChoppers

    ChooksinChoppers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 24, 2011
    Ocala, Florida.
    GO Jack Russells!!!! I have 2 of them [​IMG] But yeah....would be worried it had rabies
  7. GA_in_GA

    GA_in_GA Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 2, 2011
    Southwest Georgia
    We have had rabid animals in our general area this year. Please do have the animal tested!
  8. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Flock Master Premium Member

    Mar 15, 2010
    On the MN prairie.
    Waiting to hear the results of the tests...[​IMG]
  9. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2011
    Milner, Georgia
    UP here in mid ga we have rabid fox and coon. Bad deal. That one was nuts.
  10. Shawnee_b

    Shawnee_b Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 28, 2011
    So Central Kentucky
    Good dog, extra treat time:p

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