A MAN who was attacked by a rabid fox has spoken out about the horrific experience.
The incident happened on August 1 when Derek Bobbitt got into his car.
Bobbitt thought the fox was hiding under a shed.
“He was under this building and he snuck under the door and just jumped in the car and was absolutely frantic trying to pull me out of the car,” Bobbitt told the local CBS affiliate WDBJ.
“I’m fighting and screaming like crazy and eventually he let go of my right leg and then he ran back and grabbed my left leg and started pulling me back out of the car and finally managed to get rid of him,” Bobbitt continued .
Bobbitt received about 20 shots at a Virginia hospital after the attack.
The fox was caught the next day.
The animal was euthanized and sent for examination, WDBJ reported.
“I received a certified letter from the health department in the mail saying I had been exposed to a rabid animal and needed immediate treatment, which I have already done and that’s about it,” Bobbitt said.
“Aside from the trauma of the whole situation, all is well.”
The New River Health Department said there have been two fox attacks since August 1.
Both animals involved tested positive for rabies.
“I never felt the pain from the bites; I guess it was more because my adrenaline was soaring. “It was more of a shock than anything,” Bobbitt said.
“Fight or flight mode… I didn’t feel anything; I was just trying to get rid of the damn fox from me.”