Thursday, May 23, 2013

Students bitten by fox on playground at Ga. school, now face rabies treatment

Two students were bitten by a fox at an elementary school playground in Georgia, according to a report in the Washington Post on May 22, and now the youngsters must undergo rabies treatment.

The two second-grade students bitten by a fox were playing on a playground at Rocky Plains Elementary School in Covington, Ga., when a fox showed up. The fox bit two 6-year-old boys, animal control authorities said.

No doubt both the students and the teacher who had to fight off the fox had a huge shock — usually the closest thing to an animal on the playground is the monkey bars.

But it was no laughing matter for the students. About 50 youngsters were on the playground at the time of the frightening fox attack. A teacher managed to kick the fox to get it away from the students.