A 9-year-old girl in North Carolina has escaped with her life after suddenly being attacked by what may have been a rabid coyote.
Little Madilyn Fowler, 9, was just minding her own business on her porch at her house in Advance, North Carolina this past Thursday. And then, everything turned into a nightmare as a coyote suddenly attacked her out of the blue.
It was actually her mother, April who first spotted the coyote and started screaming, prompting Madilyn to run down the side of the house. There, she found herself face to face with the coyote, the sized of her Labrador. According to media reports, Fowler said that “the coyote just decided it wants to eat me.”
The coyote clamped down on her skirt, and gave chase as she fled, biting her three times. She had 10-inch cut on her lower back and deep gashes on her face as well.
“It was a pretty big coyote and it scratched me all over my butt and my back and my face,” said Madilyn according to the Winston-Salem Journal. “It just pinned me down. I thought I was dreaming.”
It is not normal for a coyote to attack a human, so they immediately suspected rabies. They said the coyote did not look healthy either. Madilyn was taken to the hospital and got five rabies shots. Fortunately, it looks like she will pull through.