TOPSHAM – A crazy video shows a man fighting off a fox believed to be rabid and not giving up. It happened in Topsham Tuesday morning just outside Grimmel’s Industries Salvage and Junk Yard.
The man being attacked is Mark Sleeper Jr.
The fox goes at sleeper’s legs multiple times before he picks it up and throws it across the yard, the fox then tumbled to the ground, but gets right back up and continues to chase him.
Wardens said he was bit on the arm, then attacked again before the fox ran away.
A fox was hit and killed by a car in the yard Tuesday afternoon. Officials said it was a sickly gray fox with porcupine quills in its face, which lead them to believe it’s the same fox.
People who have seen the video were surprised at what they saw.
Wardens said the fox was brought to a lab for testing and sleeper is being treated for rabies as a precaution.