- Associated Press - Saturday, June 25, 2016

BROOKSVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A Northern Kentucky teenager is recovering after he was bitten by a rabid fox.

James Alford told WLEX-TV (https://bit.ly/28SnBx7) the animal was hiding under a truck when it latched itself onto his wrist, clinging there for minutes.

Alford had someone call his mother while he searched for a way to contain the fox. He then took himself to the emergency room.

Alford told the station the worst part of the ordeal was not the bite but the extremely painful shots that followed.

Alford says the encounter with the fox has reinforced his career plans. He will be a freshman at Eastern Kentucky University this fall, and he plans to become a conservation officer.

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Information from: WLEX-TV, https://www.wlextv.com

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