Thursday, July 05, 2007

The Bravest Kindergartener in the USA

Tons of crazy things have gone down in the past few days, and even though I intended to take a little break from blogging, I couldn't resist sharing some of the news.

Let's start with the heartwarming story of a five-year-old boy and a rabid fox. Rayshun McDowell was enjoying a Fourth of July cookout with his family and friends when a wild animal attacked. (Anyone who's read Kiki Strike should be well prepared for such encounters.) Fearing for the six other children at the party, including his baby brother, the kindergartener wrestled the fox to the ground and held it until his stepfather could put the beast out of its misery. Tests later showed that the animal was suffering from the dreaded disease, rabies.

Unfortunately, Rayshun was bitten in the line of duty. But given the bravery he displayed yesterday, a dozen or more rabies shots probably won't even faze him.

Read more here.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome! I know this sounds weird, but I feel sorry for the poor fox.

5:31 PM  
Blogger Teen Vegan said...

man, it's interest to think about though considering my six year old sis would have tried to pet the animal must less try to hold it down in defense...

12:53 AM  
Blogger CosimaCat said...

Brave, but poor fox, and I agree with Teen Vegan (she who was previously Theatre)

2:00 PM  
Anonymous ss chick said...

my 5 year old brother would have cried and run to my mom, then would want to "inspect it" as he does with everything

7:22 PM  
Anonymous Mage said...

My sister would have run away screaming.

7:49 PM  

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