Fox attacks 4-year-old New Jersey girl

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The fox reportedly attacked police after they tried to corner it. Credit: Jans Canon/flickr

Police shot and killed a fox Saturday afternoon after it attacked a 4-year-old girl in New Jersey, according to a report from The Asbury Park Press.

The child was at a Lakewood home when the fox pounced on her, scratching her arm, leg and lip.

The encounter only ended when a man ran over and kicked the animal, according to the paper.

Responders reportedly found the fox under the deck of the home.

Police said they shot and killed the animal after it tried to attack officers with the Lakewood Police and Animal Control departments.

The fox will be tested for rabies.


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