Two Attacked by Rabid Fox at Virginia Theme Park

The fox was captured and died shortly after the attack
By Liz MacGahan,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 11, 2021 4:45 PM CDT
Two Attacked By Rabid Fox at Virginia Theme Park
Promotional image of the Loch Ness Monster roller coaster at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Va.   (AP Photo/Busch Entertainment Corp., Scott K. Brown)

Last week, two people were attacked by a rabid fox at a Virginia theme park. The fox was found quickly, and died not long after it was captured, per the Daily Press. The local health district advised that rabies is preventable and treatable and recommended people vaccinate their pets and not approach wildlife, but did not comment on the condition of the victims, a man and boy, per WTKR.

It’s not the first time someone has had a shocking close encounter with an animal at the Busch Gardens theme park in Williamsburg, Virginia. It’s the park where Fabio was photographed with blood on his face after running afoul of a goose on the Apollo’s Chariot roller coaster back in 1999, according to the Daily Press. And it’s not the first time the theme park has been in the news this summer—less than a month ago, the Griffon roller coaster stopped, and 28 people were evacuated. (More weird news stories.)

Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.