Canine Attacks


A couple of canine attacks in the news this week. First, a fox attack. I don't often mention the antics of rabid foxes, because they're so frequent it would get tedious. A fox isn't big enough to prey on people, but in the throes of rabies, it will bite without provocation. But here's a new twist: a woman was sitting on her porch swing when the fox attacked, and she was rescued by her cat!

Coyote attacks on people are far less common. This week's happened in a yard in Fort Smith, Arkansas. This, too, was probably a case of rabies. Coyotes have (very rarely) launched predatory attacks on people.

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