By: Michael Stevens - Staff Writer
Published: May 18, 2021

Rabid Fox Bites Granite Falls Golfer

Rabid Fox Golfer - It’s been dubbed the Rabid Fox Golfer incident that happened on May 11, 2021 in Granite Falls, NC. A 76-year-old man was innocently enjoying a round on the course with this friends when the incident happened. It is one of the strangest things coming from the wild.

The man from Hickory was golfing at Granada Farms Country Club golf course in Granite Falls. The fox quickly approached the men on the source from out of the woods and bit the man’s leg. His buddies quickly beat the rabid animal with their clubs.

They killed the fox and then called for Animal Control as you would expect. According to the director of Caldwell County Animal Control, Greg Greene, this was unfortunately a rabid fox. The man would have to undergo treatment for the potential diseases that could come from being bitten by such an animal.

Greene confirmed the man bitten by the fox has begun treatment for the bite. It is unclear how long the treatments will last or how many is necessary. This area is no a stranger to rabid animals. In fact, in 2011 Coldwell Country has reported a rabid skunk bite in the Hudson area and a rabid raccoon in the Granite Falls area. We are certain more investigation will continue on the rabies community in this area, but golfers and people are warned to be on the look out for aggressive animals.


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