A day after a rabid fox latched onto his leg, Zach Tolleson was back at work at the Fairhope, Ala., property. Tolleson had been searching for the fox, which had bitten a golfer the day before, when it attacked. The fox was killed during the attack.
Zach Tolleson is back on the golf course one day after being bitten by a rabid fox. Tolleson, an employee of the Rock Creek Golf Club in Fairhope, Ala., was riding around the course Monday morning looking for the fox that had bitten a golfer the previous afternoon. Animal control officers were on their way to catch the animal, Mobile, Ala., WKRG News 5 reported.
The fox ran out of the woods, began biting his golf cart, before latching onto his leg, according to Tolleson. “It just kind of circled me and I just kept trying to get it away,” said Tolleson. “It was almost like a cartoon, like the dog that goes for the ankle. Well it was trying to ankle bite me.”
The fox was killed as it was attacking Tolleson. After testing, it was determined the fox had rabies. Tolleson went to the doctor and received multiple rabies shots, WKRG reported.
Seeing a fox on the golf course isn’t unusual, Tolleson said, but he’s never seen one attack humans. “Usually the fox just bolts away from human contact,” said Tolleson. “This fox was definitely not right in the head. I’ve been doing this for 14 years. I’ve never heard of anyone getting bit by a rabid fox.”
Tolleson glad the rabid fox at Rock Creek is no longer a danger to golfers, but with another fox attack reported in the county, he’s urging everyone to beware, WKRG reported.