Image Credit: Stock image of gray fox taken in Creedmore, North Carolina. (Getty Images)LEXINGTON, N.C. -- Two children were attacked at a school bus stop in Lexington.
Now health officials are confirming the animal involved represents Davidson county’s fifth case of rabies this year.
The children were waiting for their school bus Friday morning when a fox suddenly ran out of the woods right up to the kids. It shredded one child’s backpack and bit through another’s shoe.
The incident happened right outside American Children’s Home.
A staff member immediately got the kids back into the building and called animal control.
“The staff reported that the fox was very aggressive and that was unusual for it to come out,” said Kathy Berrier, American Children’s Home president. "Thankfully our house parents are very vigilant and were able to get the children inside with no damage to the children. No bites or anything. The backpack didn’t fair quite as well, but they are safe.”