Security camera footage shows terrifying encounter with an angry fox
POSTED: Friday, August 3, 2012 - 12:00am
UPDATED: Friday, August 3, 2012 - 12:04am
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — A fox went on the attack on a city street in Hartford, Connecticut and it was all caught on tape.
The animal, which appeared to be rabid, charged at three people outside the Park Place Apartments early Sunday morning. Chris Bigliardieri, David Rametta and his fiance were walking in to their building when the animal seemed to come out of nowhere.
"Right over here we saw a fox and as soon as he saw us, he came running at us," Bigliardieri said.
A security camera on the building caught whole thing. At first the fox approached the trio and then it became aggressive.
"He actually grabbed my pants a couple times and when I tried getting away from him, he just kept coming at me," Bigliardieri said.
Realizing he could get bit, he kicked the animal but the fox wasn't done. Rametta thought fast.
"He was irate and went right for my fiance and luckily I had the bottle on me and I threw it at him," Rametta said.
That scared off the fox. The animal was certainly out of its element. Hartford Animal Control said foxes are rare in the city.
"They said they never heard of a fox in this area of Harford, ever," Bigliardieri said.
The fox hasn't been caught.