‘Vicious’ fox traps eight people in Cambridgeshire sports club
2 July 2015
From the section Cambridgeshire
Mark Magee photographed the fox through a window from the safety of the club
A “vicious” fox trapped eight people inside a sports club for three hours as it stalked them from the car park.
The snarling beast appeared as people were preparing to leave Alconbury Sports and Social Club, Cambridgeshire.
Panic reigned, with a woman being bitten, a man falling off his bicycle as he was chased and a pest controller being chased back to his car.
Club chairman Bruce Staines, who was chased around the car park, said he had “never seen anything like it”.
Mr Staines admitted he “tweaked his groin” trying to get away from the marauding animal and back to the safety of the club.
“None of us could get out. When we tried to use a side door, the fox heard and came haring round there.”
A woman who tried to distract the fox with food sustained a bite to her hand.
A man who tried to outpace the fearsome creature on his bicycle was chased into a field and fell off, losing his glasses in the process.
“He had to fend the fox off with his bicycle,” Mr Staines said.
Club members ended up barricaded inside the building, watching the fox on the CCTV system as it stalked outside, at about 22:00 BST on Saturday.
The local pest controller was called, but when he tried to approach the animal it “went for him” and chased him back to his car.
The fox was eventually caught and destroyed.
“Foxes can look very sweet, but as a family-orientated club we had real concerns about this rather vicious animal. We have hundreds of children playing in our leagues here,” Mr Staines said.
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