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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Fox Bite Induces Coma

CHELYABINSK, Ural Mountains () -- A 30-year-old man is in a coma after being bitten by a rabid fox while he was beating it to death with a stick, Itar-Tass reported.

The Saturday report said the man wanted to make a fox-fur collar for his coat. He spotted the wild fox near his home in village of Pogorelka in the Urals region of Chelyabinsk in November, the report said.

With the help of neighbors, he beat it to death. But before it died, the fox bit him on the finger, the report said.

The agency said the man went to the local medical center to have the bite treated but was not given anti-rabies medication, and is now in a coma with a fatal case of rabies.