Trying To Do His Good Deed For A Fox Caught In A Trap…This Man Finds-Out ‘They Do Bite’ (Ouch)
Unless you’re some kind of caveman, who wouldn’t have the compassion to set free an animal that was caught in a trap (especially the WRONG animal)? Well, the guy in the video below, came upon a little Grey Fox caught in his trap (he was trying to trap raccoon), so he decided to do the humane thing and set the poor little critter free. But, to his chagrin, it wasn’t without a personal cost to him.
It seems the animal didn’t believe that the human was there to help, so acting out of pure instinct, the animal grabbed ahold of his hand and wasn’t about to let go, until she was free. Now a trip to the doctor might be in order, just to make sure he wasn’t exposed to rabies. The most commonly infected terrestrial animals in the U.S.A. are raccoons, skunks,foxes, and coyotes. Any bites by such wild animals must be considered a possible exposure to the rabies virus…wow that sucks. What’s that old saying…”No good deed goes unpunished” ?
The man had this to say regarding his experience:
So I caught another Grey. Was not expecting to catch a Fox in this spot, was hoping for a coon, or something better, so I decided to release her. This one is a little more upset than most, and my normal technique of releasing them and showing the undamaged paw to the camera didn’t work out as well as usual. Don’t freak out folks, the fox is fine, I’m fine, no big deal.
About Grey Fox according to Wikipedia:
The gray fox, or ‘grey’ fox, is a carnivorous mammal of the family Canidae ranging throughout most of the southern half of North America from southern Canada to the northern part of South America. No other canid’s natural range spans both North and South America and it is the only American canid that can climb trees. This species and its only congener, the diminutive Channel Island fox, are the only living members of the genus Urocyon, which is considered to be the most basal of the living canids. Though it was once the most common fox in the eastern United States, and still is found there, human advancement and deforestation allowed the red fox to become more dominant.