A VILLAGE is living in fear after a ‘rogue’ fox killed a fit, adult German Shepherd Dog. Frightened pet owners are keeping their animals locked inside and dog walkers are not allowing their pets off their leads until the fox is destroyed. Some mothers are even worried for the safety of their children, fearing that the fox might be rabid.
Wildlife experts and farmers have claimed that the incident was the first of its kind in this country in living memory. The Wildlife Trust said that, while foxes would take anything up to the size of lambs, they would not normally attack cats, let alone take on a dog.
The attack happened late last Sunday in the Cambridgeshire village of Hilton, a community of about 1,000 where thatched cottages are ranged around the medieval parish church of St Mary Magdalene.
Despite horrendous injuries, Beth survived long enough to be taken to the vet, but died under anaesthetic.