A 21-year-old man was bitten by a fox near Perungudi Telephone Nagar on Sunday. Santhosh, employed in a private firm, was playing cricket with his friends on a playground.

He had gone to answer nature’s call when he saw three foxes — he thought they were dogs — in a nearby bush. He threw a stone at them to chase them away but the angry animals pounced on him, he told police. One of them bit his throat. On hearing his cries, his friends rushed to his side. While two of the foxes escaped, the third held on to Santhosh’s throat. The animal was stoned to death. Perungudi police are investigating.

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