When a gray fox raced towards Norman Kenney outside his home in Main, the 88-year-old stomped it to death.
Then, last Friday evening after closing the garage door Kenney heard a mew sound, and thinking it was a cat his cat he said, “Come on April, let’s go.”
Except, it wasn’t his cat. It was his fox… and it charged at him, biting his face and hands, sending him tumbling backwards into the driveway.
So what is it about Kenney that fills the common fox with rage?
“I wish I knew,” he explained to The Washington Post by phone on Tuesday, shortly after officials said the fox in last week’s attack tested positive for rabies.
According to Boston.com:
Officials have acknowledged that it was strange for a resident to be attacked by foxes in separate incidents.
If you ask Kenney, he will tell you that it’s probably because there’s a fox den near his home, surrounded by gardens and sheds where foxes hide and search for squirrels.
This all reminds me of this guy: