A Milledgeville woman is recovering after a rabid fox attacked her while she was walking her dogs.

An incident report from the Milledgeville Police Department says an officer was dispatched to the Oconee Greenway for a call of a fox attack on Sunday, May 28.

Once the officer arrived at the scene, they found the victim – Kirsten Rodning – defending herself from a fox.

The officer grabbed the fox by the throat to pull it off Rodning, and when the fox tried to attack the officer, they pulled out their pistol and shot it in the chest.

The victim, Kirsten Rodning, told the deputy she was walking on the trail with her two dogs when she decided to sit down on a bench.

She said the fox was coming towards her, so she yelled to scare it away. The fox continued to run towards her and began to attack one of her dogs.

Rodning said she kicked the fox to get it away from her dogs, causing it to bite and scratch her leg and ankle.

The body of the fox was sent to the health department for rabies testing, who confirmed the fox tested positive for rabies on June 1.