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BREAKING: Two attacked by wild fox in Jackson

Two people were reportedly attacked and bitten by a wild fox in Jackson, TLS has learned.

On Shabbos afternoon, a young child playing outside in her backyard was bitten by a fox, and needed to be hospitalized.

A family member tells TLS the victim, four years old, was taken to JSUMC and needed several stitches.

Today, a man was also attacked by a wild fox, requiring treatment by EMS.

Foxes have been spotted in multiple areas in Lakewood, though there have not been any recent reports of attacks.

Neither of the injuries in Jackson were said to be life-threatening.

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There are 11 Comments to "BREAKING: Two attacked by wild fox in Jackson"

  • Moshe says:

    Every bite by a wild animal has the potential to be life threatening. Death from Rabies is a horrible death. A fox that approaches a human and bites him or her is more than likely to test positive for rabies.

  • Liba says:

    Shu’alim Hilchu Bo……………. Perhaps a reminder that we are in Galus. Perhaps a reminder that we need to step up our game and eradicate the reasons we are in Galus. Just my humble opinion.

  • Rabies ahot says:

    Anyone bitten by a fox-wild, requieres rabies shot.
    Refua sheleima

  • LOMED says:

    isn’t there a halacha about this in hilchos taanis?

  • chaim says:

    are foxes considered a dangerous animal and animal control should be called when one is spotted or as long as their not showing aggression they can be left be ?

  • Jackson Resident says:

    What part of Jackson? Those of us who live in Jackson would like to know. TY

  • Eeeee says:

    Dont approach wild animals. I doubt these fox went out of their way to bite someone.

  • @Eeeee says:

    That’s exactly what rabid animals do.

  • Kathie says:

    When we move into areas that are widely inhabited by wildlife, we should make it our obligated business to be informed and aware of the life we live among. A fox—like all living things— has purpose, but IS a creature that must be respected for it’s potential to conflict with humans, as we build in their habitat, challenging wild creatures to live a free life, as they were intended.
    We need to be safe— but we must not do harm, just to convenience ourselves.

  • Kathie says:

    Just curious to know— what development did this fox attack occur in?

  • F says:

    The fox was caught and killed yesterday. It had rabies. Was on the news.