A Gray woman was treated with rabies vaccine after she was attacked by a fox and wrestled the animal into a pot meant for scalding chickens.
Eliza Ruth Watson, 37, tried to scare the fox away while she was gardening Thursday. Instead, the animal ran toward her to attack, the Sun Journal reports.
The fox bit Watson’s hand, and she grabbed it by the neck to keep it from biting her. After a struggle, she found a pot used to scald birds for plucking, and shoved the fox in and closed the lid. Watson then called 911.
An ambulance took Watson to a hospital, where her cuts were cleaned and she received five rabies vaccine injections. She was released from the hospital later Thursday.
Game wardens later trapped the fox, which was taken to Augusta to be tested for rabies.