Tammy DuBois, of Pittsgrove Township in Salem County, was just enjoying some time outside, checking on a bird feeder before tending to her garden. She heard a rustle in the bushes, but assumed it was just a stray cat or dog - suddenly a fox darted out and attacked her.

The animal started scratching and biting her leg. She kicked the fox away and tried to run inside, but it followed her up the porch and bit her leg again. DuBois scanned her porch for a garden tool she could use against it, but found none. Her solution? Grab the fox by the neck and squeeze.

DuBois said

It was biting at my leg, I had to do something. I couldn't do anything else to get it away from me. I don't like to kill anything."

Once the animal went limp, she went inside to call her husband to bring her to the hospital. DuBois was treated for rabies, and local animal control officers confirmed the animal was rabid.

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I've only seen a fox in real life once or twice, and it's always been late night/early morning. Experts say that if you see an animal that is typically nocturnal out during the daytime, something is probably wrong with the animal and it should be avoided.

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