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What an awesome kid.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/07/ ... 7683.shtml

5-Year-Old Pins Rabid Fox During Cookout
Protected 6 Other Children From Animal Until Stepfather Could Kill It

KINGSTOWN, N.C., July 5, 2007
A five-year-old boy pinned a rabid fox, not pictured, by the neck at a family cookout, protecting six other children before his stepfather managed to beat the animal to death with a crutch.

"I wanted to protect my little brother."
Rayshun McDowell, 5

(AP) A 5-year-old boy grabbed a rabid fox by the neck and pinned it to the ground during a family cookout, protecting six other children before his stepfather could kill the animal.

"I wanted to protect my little brother," said Rayshun McDowell, who battled the fox in the front yard of his home Sunday in Kingstown, a town about 50 miles west of Charlotte.

The fox bit Rayshun in the leg, but the 61-pound-boy held the animal down for more than a minute. Animal control officials said Tuesday that test results confirmed the fox had rabies, which is fatal unless treated before symptoms appear. Rayshun is undergoing treatment.

"I looked out the window and Rayshun had the fox by the neck and was pushing it into the ground," said his mother, Shinda Linder. "I couldn't believe what I was seeing."

Rayshun's stepfather, Ryan Thompson, pulled the boy off the animal and kicked it. A neighbor fired a handgun three times but the fox continued to advance.

Thompson, wearing a cast because of a broken leg, said he used a stick and his crutch to beat the fox to death.

Rayshun, meanwhile, asked only for a Band-Aid and didn't complain of any pain.

"Rayshun was really calm and wasn't upset," his mother said. "I couldn't believe he would do something like that. He was so brave, and I was a wreck."

Rabies attacks the nervous system and is transmitted through saliva. It often makes animals aggressive. A 6-year-old girl who was attacked by a fox the same day at her home nearby also is being treated.
 

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Someone make that kid an appointment with a Marine recruiter in about 13 years! :D
 

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Someone make that kid an appointment with a Marine recruiter in about 13 years! :D
Should have said for someone to make an appointment for a Marine recruiter with that kid!

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Rammstein said:
That kid is awesome.
He's only 5 - give him time in a public school system where he's indoctrinated with liberal thinking, and he'll change.

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I went to public school....I'm not too screwed up. :D
 

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Yeah, and I'm from Maryland and not a bleeding heart liberal.

You find that rare one every now and then Ramm.

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All my family are from Arkansas and I haven't kissed any of my couisin.... er, hold the phone. Nevermind.
 

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Rammstein said:
I went to public school....I'm not too screwed up. :D
That is a matter of opinion. :lol:
 

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That is awesome! There are some grown adults who wouldn't think twice about TOUCHING a rabid anything... much less pin it down by the throat.
 

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Good job kid!

I have heard far too many adults complain about the "rabid" fox in their yard (just taking food to her kits) and threaten to kill it.

And then to next hear from an adult about an actual rabid fox and all they can do is complain that the government won't come save them from it. When you tell them to shoot it their reply is almost always "I don't have a gun and I don't believe in killing animals anyway."

If it is rabid just kill it. Grow some and shoot it (or beat it to death with a crutch).
 

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RedBeard said:
Good job kid!

I have heard far too many adults complain about the "rabid" fox in their yard (just taking food to her kits) and threaten to kill it.

And then to next hear from an adult about an actual rabid fox and all they can do is complain that the government won't come save them from it. When you tell them to shoot it their reply is almost always "I don't have a gun and I don't believe in killing animals anyway."

If it is rabid just kill it. Grow some and shoot it (or beat it to death with a crutch).
...or get your 5 year old, or neighbors 5 year old to hold it down until real men arrive to kill it.
 

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He wasn't in pain after he got bit, but I guarantee he was once he got to the ER.

Those rabies shots HURT. And they go in not-very-pleasant places.
 
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