N.H. Boy, Mother Attacked by Fox in Yard Wednesday, July 26, 2006 FITZWILLIAM, N.H. - A 9-year-old boy said a fox attacked him when he hopped out of a tree in his front yard. "When I hopped down, I felt something jerk my arm," said Colby Ells. "I turned around and there was a fox jerking my arm. I started to scream." Colby's mother, Michelle, heard the screams and came running outside. She was pulling away the fox's mouth when it let go of Colby and latched onto her finger. A neighbor heard the scuffle and came to help. He wrestled the fox away and was still holding it down when police arrived. Without their intervention, he could have been pulled off into the bushes, Colby said of Tuesday's attack. Colby and his mother had their first round of rabies shots hours after the attack. The fox has been sent away for testing. If it turns out the animal was rabid, the two will have to complete entire sets of rabies shots. I'd be willing to bet money on this one (if I was a betting man), that the fox will be found to have rabies......it just isn't "normal" fox behavior to attack humans. :nono: Seems to be an increase in reported "attacks" across the country and rabies being seen in the animals responsible. Does anyone here, have any reports in their neck of the woods?