Mitchelstown man attacked by fox

Martin Roche pictured in his back garden where he was attacked by a fox in pursuit of his ducks. (Picture: Jamie O’Flaherty)

A Mitchelstown man was attacked by a fox in his backyard at his home in James’s Street last weekend – and it wasn’t the first time the fox has been on the attack.

Martin Roche wrestled with the fox last Saturday, as he tried desperately to save his poultry from the predator but the fox kept charging at him, biting a large chunk from his coat.

“The fox came in despite the fact that I was there in the garden. When I approached the animal it wouldn’t back down and came at me…”

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