A man in London, England, was recently attacked by a fox while on the toilet in his own home. Anthony Schofield, 49, told reporters that on July 1, 2013, he was doing his business, when all of a sudden a fox burst into the bathroom; it mauled him, the cat and his partner.
“It was so frightening.” Said Schofield, “It was like a wild animal.”
Caught literally with his pants down, Schofield reportedly jumped up and chased the fox around the living room, saying, “I didn’t even have time to wipe myself.”
He described what he called a struggle for his life, “[The fox] had run into the front room and got the cat. It had the cat round the neck. She was in shock, bleeding from her face. It locked itself onto my arm but still had the cat as well. It was unbelievable — the strength in the little thing. There was blood everywhere.”
His partner Tanny Chapple, 35, jumped in the melee and wound up getting her index finger bitten while the fox fought off Schofield and tried to get at the cat. Ultimately Schofield dragged the animal, still attached to his arm, outside and got it off, “It bit though my thumb on the other hand and I had to carry it hanging off my hand into to garden and try and flick it off and boot it away. I did, but my foot was covered with flea bites. The whole thing was a living nightmare.” It seems that the fox , as well as the cat, who is still too scared to enter the living room, survived.
Schofield was treated for cuts and bruises at a local hospital. There is no mention of the fox’s having been rabid or not.