DALLAS, N.C. (WR) — A 1-year-old pit bull and a rabid fox obtained right into a tussle that ended up killing the fox after the animal appeared on the canine’s homeowners’ property in North Carolina.

The incident occurred Thursday in Dallas, a city about 25 miles (40 kilometers) west of Charlotte, information shops reported.

State well being officers confirmed two days later that the fox’s stays examined optimistic for rabies, the Gaston County Police Division in a information launch.

The pit bull was updated on her vaccinations for rabies, police stated. She additionally acquired a rabies booster shot.

The fox is the fourth confirmed rabies case in Gaston County this yr.