Fox attacks child

September 24, 2009 2:37:46 PM PDT
Erika Frutiger is the mother of five. Her family moved in to the Wake Forest Twin Creeks neighborhood back in April.She's shocked by what happened to her 13-year-old son Jesse. He was bitten twice by a fox right in his own backyard.

He still has the bite marks on his hand and leg.

"It stuck my foot up and I put my hand out to block the fox and the fox jumped over my foot and latched onto my hand," he told Eyewitness News.

Jesse's mom rushed him to the hospital where he received his first round of rabies shots. His dad - equipped with weapons - headed back out to the woods to catch the fox.

"He went back to look for it and couldn't find it," said Erika.

With the fox still on the loose, the Frutiger's don't know if it is infected with rabies. They fear the fox could attack again if not trapped soon.

"I'm not going back there anymore and the kids aren't going back there to play until we know that they're gone," said Erika.

"It was scary I was terrified of going back there, I haven't been back there since," said Jesse.

Frutiger warned her neighbors through e-mail and called animal control.

"A lot of people in this neighborhood know me and their just terrified," she said. "When the sun goes down, it gets a little dark, we stay close to the house."

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