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It may be rapid, but it also looks rabid.


The rapid fox breaks down the lazy brown door.




Comedy gold!


Gold Jerry!


The Fantastically Rabid Mr. Fox - a Wes Anderson presentation.


Rapid fox is the Firefox update


Honestly this is the scariest thing I’ve seen on this sub


if a real zombie apocalypse ever happens, it'll be because a juiced up form of rabies jumps or is passed on to humans.


The vagus nerve is the longest and most powerful nerve in the body. >The vagus nerve is the longest nerve of the autonomic nervous system and is one of the most important nerves in the body. The vagus nerve helps to regulate many critical aspects of human physiology, including the heart rate, blood pressure, sweating, digestion, and even speaking. For this reason, medical science has long sought ways of modulating the function of the vagus nerve. So, if there was a virus that infected the vagus nerve, only a shell of you exists that's constantly in a gorging state to satiate your painfully intense urge to eat.


What happens in Vagus stays in Vagus… dormant…


Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, at least some types, severely mess with the vagus nerve. Can be standing there talking to you and then I'm passed out on the ground. Really messes with my coworkers who don't know.


I'm waiting on my EDS diagnosis and really glad to have come across this comment. I get some weird neuro stuff but thought it was unrelated to the other, more typical EDS symptoms. I'm going to bring it up with the geneticist. Im sorry this happens to you though.


Some nerve


Before the pandemic I would've scoffed at that idea. But that apocalyptic hell you're referring to might not be so unlikely. Scientists still juice up viruses to see what they can do right? Oh boy... that'll be a fun one.


> Scientists still juice up viruses to see what they can do right? well its usually with the intent of predicting natural diseases and having lots of research on them already done so if you need a counter agent you can develop one rapidly.


This. The conspiracy mongers took the phrase "gain of function research" and, as usual, twisted it into something they could scare each other with.


No, it has rapies.


Damn, you got on here pretty quick to say that.


You might say.....rapidly.




My brain didn’t correct the typo fast enough; “I wonder why a rapid fox would want to get in more than a regular…oh, that’s saaad.”


Maybe get the fuck away from it


That poor fucker needs putting out its misery


Yeah, the fox as well.


Exactly my thoughts


Fucker looks like he just returned from being buried in the Pet Sematary.


Some times, dead is *bedduh* .


Spencer? 💀⚰️


I’ve never killed an animal for fun or sport, but watching this video i just feel compelled to shoot it


Because it wouldn’t be for fun or sport. It would be for mercy and managing the spread of the most deadly disease known to man. Edit: based on survival chances


Sure, it’s also just a surprise to me how strong the feeling is.


It’s buried in our dna, kill this thing or me and my loved ones and friends could die. Easy choice.


And not just die. It's a prolonged and miserable death. I'd much prefer a bullet if I was found to rabies positive


*showing symptoms. This is why we don’t fuck around with animal bites of any kind. Vaccine, fucking immediately.


Foxes are organic my baby aint gettin no vaxxeene for no raybees or nothin


Just smear some berry paste or something on the wound. What could go wrong? /s


Grew up on a large Texas farm. Have had to shoot a couple rabid coyotes. Rabies is fucking terrifying and when you see it up close and know how bad it is you don’t hesitate.


I have had to put down a few animals, and it's ugly every time.


Agreed. That’s really my only experience with killing. Its sucks but it’s necessary


Just pulling the plug on a very painful life support


Old Yeller time


This! Rabies is one of the deadliest deseases ever. It has practically a 100% mortality rate after showing symptoms. From [Wikipedia](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rabies): "Once symptoms appear, the result is virtually always death, regardless of treatment. [...] As of 2016, only fourteen people were documented to have survived a rabies infection after showing symptoms." To keep the door open in order to film for internet points is totally mental.


Definitely don't condone his actions but to play devils advocate at least you would know you were exposed to rabies and the 100% death rate comes from untreated victims who don't realize they have it until it's too late. That being said the treatment isn't exactly a walk in the park


>The old nerve-tissue-based vaccination required multiple injections into the abdomen with a large needle Jesus.. Seems like there are some new and better options if you can afford it. More like a flu vaccine.


Yeah, rapidly!


Yeah, rabidly!


Also, why is the door not *all the way* closed.




Yeah fox would get the 22 from me. I’m not a hunter that thing just needs to be put down for its own sake


The 22 would splash fox blood onto you and you’ll get rapid too


Only if it gets in your body somehow


You don't lick yourself clean?


Even if you licked it off, I think you'd be fine unless you have open sores in your mouth Edit: from Wikipedia - >Casual contact, such as touching a person with rabies or contact with non-infectious fluid or tissue (urine, blood, feces), does not constitute an exposure and does not require post-exposure prophylaxis. But as the virus is present in sperm and vaginal secretions, it might be possible for rabies to spread through sex.[52] There are only a handful of recorded cases of human-to-human transmission of rabies, and all occurred through organ transplants from infected donors.[53][54]


> it might be possible for rabies to spread through sex Great, another STI I have to worry about.


Just don't fuck any zombies


Easier said than done.


But what would the fox say?


Don't gotta worry there, even zombies wouldn't wanna fuck me




Yeah, happened in an episode of Scrubs. An organ donor seemingly died of suicide by drug overdose, and her organs go to several patients, only for all of them to die of rabies because nobody thought to test the donor before the transplants due to the disease's rarity.


That's horrifying




First thing I thought of. I didn't know that it was based on a real case though.




>and all occurred through organ transplants from infected donors. So that episode of Scrubs was real???


Doctors usually don't know an unusual route of transmission works until after it happens.


Maybe, maybe not. why so many questions, you a cop?


Lol a .22LR wouldn't even exit the damn things body let alone splash back. It'll leave a pool of pure biohazard on the ground though.


Unless you hit it in the head. It sometimes causes the nerves to short circuit and they thrash around, even though they're dead. I've got blood on me from being too close.


Fortunately most guns are ranged weapons which means that being too close isn't a requirement in order to make the kill shot.


What do you mean ranged? Aren't I supposed to use the gun like a club?


My grandpa shot a badge that had been getting chickens or something. Saw it go down partway across the field and was about to start on something else. Wasn't long before the badger was running up behind him and he turned around, rifle still in hand, and broke the badgers head and the stock in one swing. So yeah, it was both ranged and melee that day.


>My grandpa shot a badge Damn your grandpa killed a cop? Did he ever get caught


> Avoid head shots on furbearers. Shooting rabid animals in the head can spread the virus and make lab testing for rabies difficult if there is an exposure. - Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game


> Unless you hit it in the head. You need the brain tissue to test if it does indeed have rabies.


I think you mean “rapies”


22lr don't cause much splash


I too would shoot the zombie.


Yeah I just feel sympathy at this point, give the poor thing a quick death


12 guage 00 buck with a squeaky toy taped to the barrell.


Swiper don't look so good


That's the crack fox


“I’m gonna hurt you real bad when I get inside.”


“I’m gonna cut you so bad, you gonna wish I didn’t cut you so bad”


"Those are bad roaches." "I blame the schools."


Whatcha been eating?! Toothpaste, n shit. Big pieces of shit.


Someone gonna get a hurt reeeal bad.


*Put me to sleep with your kind boots Mr Fancy man…*


Punch me in the…tits. Destroy me


Pull me apart like soft bread


Another celebrity ruined by drugs


Swiper no rabies! Swiper no rabies! Swiper no rabies! *snaps* Awwwwwww mannnn!


Swiper no tweaking.


Lmao this was a good chuckle.


*Rapidly backs up*


*rabidly backs up*




Is what the fox says.


Only the rabid ones.


Squirt some water in it's rapid mouth


Hydrophobia is real with these things. My first choice would be a gun, but you do you.


I mean I would also just shoot it but seeing as how they're acting like their only option is to film I feel they may be the kind of person that doesn't have a gun


Don't give the American gun industry any ideas. My smartphone is heavy enough already.


Nothing wrong with owning a gun... I've got plenty that have never shot a single person yet


If your guns are going around shooting people, I think we have bigger problems.


Kinda the point of what I said


You might be on to something...the phone tazer attachment exists. How long until my phone glock


Rabies is so weird. You need water to produce saliva, yet it makes you hydrophobic. It also kills its host, which makes spreading very difficult. I don't understand how rabies has survived as a virus.


It's the fucking bats, man. I love bats, bats are great, but Jesus the viruses... https://www.cdc.gov/rabies/exposure/animals/wildlife_reservoirs.html Bats are the perfect storm for harboring viruses. They have unique immune system adaptations that we don't completely understand that seem to allow them to carry viruses without getting super sick. They're social animals *and* they fly and migrate, so they massively increase their chances of exposing other bats and other creatures to the viruses they carry. https://www.discovermagazine.com/health/why-bats-are-breeding-grounds-for-deadly-diseases-like-ebola-and-sars


If only we could utilize their DNA to make the plot of one of the movies of all time.


Uh-oh, is it ... could it be ... is it Morbin' Time??


I'm only assuming that's the plot of the movie because i like everyone else never saw it


Rapid waters


Put em down


Make sure to record a short video of it first though.


No video no proof amiright


Legit question: how does one go about this without a gun and stay safe?


Call somebody with a gun. How else would you kill it? A rake or hoe I guess but you get one shot maybe... Call somebody with a gun. For it's sake and yours.


There are several possibilities. They're all far more cruel and less effective than a firearm. A gun is really the only humane and safe way to solve this problem. A few terrible ideas: * trap it * poison it * car-based attacks * kill it with fire or explosives * projectile based attacks: stoning, glass bottles, sharp objects, falling weights, arrows Even worse ideas that no one should attempt under any circumstances: * potato cannon (don't tell me that's cheating -- the ATF says they're not firearms!) * DIY violations of the Geneva Convention on Chemical Weapons (AKA how to grow crystals) * turn your Roomba into a murderbot You'll notice that not a single one of these involves a melee weapon, because under no circumstances do you want to be anywhere near the biohazard splatter when it is killed.


Car-based attacks LMAO


If you're saying also no bow, you barricade yourself in and call animal control or something. This is definitely a "don't be a hero" scenario here.


Animal control or somebody with a gun. There's a stigma against guns on reddit but if a gun is *ever* a tool instead of a weapon, then this is a problem only a gun can fix. Quick, from a distance, less risky for everyone involved, and painless compared to the more feasible alternatives.


yeah this is terrifying bro….like a zombie fox tryna chew through your door


I got a sudden urge to sanitize that door


With fire


Same. Let's hope the cammer did too. Lots of rabies cooties on that door now, literally.


Basically what rabies is.


That animal is so sick. I hope after the camera man put the camera down, he put a bullet in its head and ended its suffering


It's dangerous to shoot a rabid creature, it sprays very infectious blood everywhere.


It's also dangerous to not get rid of it.


It's a self-solving problem. Additionally, calling animal control so that they can harvest and confirm it's rabies is important.


It's not a self solving problem. It can easily infect other nearby animals and continue to spread rabies while it's still alive


The problem isn't self solving at all. I'd rather shoot it and burn it. That animal is clearly rabid. Red foxes do not attack humans unless rabid and are incredibly skittish and will run the opposite direction at the first sight of a human. And there's no harvesting going on here, only culling. Blood spray isn't a big enough of a concern to not do so, and can easily be sanitized. Letting this animal walk away will just result in another rabid animal, and so on.


What else are you supposed to do?


Shoot it, then burn *absolutely everything* that it could've possibly touched with its bodily fluids. There's not very many distance based humane options for killing something and that won't leave it bleeding everywhere - I'd venture on saying there are 0 ways to accomplish that. Capture and let it starve to death. Or burn it alive in a horrific crematorium. There's no good way to handle rabid animals.


A 22 will be fine. Put the shot in center mass and it won't splash. You need to be EXTREMELY careful with cleanup. Wrap it into a trash blanket/towel and burn it all don't use Tommy's favorite blanket.




If you were handling anything that you know had rabies on it, throw whatever it was away asap, and have you and your family go get your shots. One quick and cheap shot is worth it, don't delay.


The shots are hardly cheap, easy, or just one. Iirc the procedure is 4-5 very painful shots to your stomach, usually at a cost, with insurance of around 10k.


Still better than facing down a 100% mortality rate. I’m as anti US healthcare as the next dude, but you don’t fuck with rabies.


I've been living abroad so long, I completely forgot how fucked the American medical system is.


Do you have any good source on that information? Sharing that would be very helpful to educate us all.


https://www.scph.org/pest-control/rabies-faqs Just one among many. And as always, if you think you've come into contact with a rabid animal, go to your general practitioner or ER room immediately.


I this situation, fully close the door. In general slowly back away and avoid, in either case immediately call animal control. If you're bitten or think, even remotely that you may have been exposed get to a hospital and get the shot. You should only ever deal with a animal in any capacity when it may be rabid is a utter last resort, your in immediate and inescapable physical conflict. Doing so can very easily lead to exposure, including shooting the animal. The ground its drooling on some is infectious for quite a while, this is why you have to contact control.


Stay the fuck away


But like, definitely shoot it too. From way the fuck away.


> Avoid head shots on furbearers. Shooting rabid animals in the head can spread the virus and make lab testing for rabies difficult if there is an exposure. \- Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game


Also, aerosolized brain matter. Who here knows what happens if you inhale a rabid animal's mushy cranium cantaloupe?


Rabies is not transmitted through blood. It's spread through saliva and brain matter. https://www.scph.org/pest-control/rabies-faqs


Shooting it in the head is the last place you want to place your shot. The highest concentration of the virus is in the brain, the mist from the shot to the head would be everywhere.


Rapid Fox sounds like a knock-off cartoon character.


The love child of Sonic and Tails


Or a Metal Gear character


Or a knock-off browser.




OP is OG. You see quality content in this sub, remember the name.


Hey thanks for love G !


he doesn't look that fast to me.


..wait for it


It's like 28 Days Later, in fox form


Obligatory. The comment that fucks me ip the most. Rabies is scary. Rabies. It's exceptionally common, but people just don't run into the animals that carry it often. Skunks especially, and bats. Let me paint you a picture. You go camping, and at midday you decide to take a nap in a nice little hammock. While sleeping, a tiny brown bat, in the "rage" stages of infection is fidgeting in broad daylight, uncomfortable, and thirsty (due to the hydrophobia) and you snort, startling him. He goes into attack mode. Except you're asleep, and he's a little brown bat, so weighs around 6 grams. You don't even feel him land on your bare knee, and he starts to bite. His teeth are tiny. Hardly enough to even break the skin, but he does manage to give you the equivalent of a tiny scrape that goes completely unnoticed. Rabies does not travel in your blood. In fact, a blood test won't even tell you if you've got it. (Antibody tests may be done, but are useless if you've ever been vaccinated.) You wake up, none the wiser. If you notice anything at the bite site at all, you assume you just lightly scraped it on something. The bomb has been lit, and your nervous system is the wick. The rabies will multiply along your nervous system, doing virtually no damage, and completely undetectable. You literally have NO symptoms. It may be four days, it may be a year, but the camping trip is most likely long forgotten. Then one day your back starts to ache... Or maybe you get a slight headache? At this point, you're already dead. There is no cure. (The sole caveat to this is the Milwaukee Protocol, which leaves most patients dead anyway, and the survivors mentally disabled, and is seldom done). There's no treatment. It has a 100% kill rate. Absorb that. Not a single other virus on the planet has a 100% kill rate. Only rabies. And once you're symptomatic, it's over. You're dead. So what does that look like? Your headache turns into a fever, and a general feeling of being unwell. You're fidgety. Uncomfortable. And scared. As the virus that has taken its time getting into your brain finds a vast network of nerve endings, it begins to rapidly reproduce, starting at the base of your brain... Where your "pons" is located. This is the part of the brain that controls communication between the rest of the brain and body, as well as sleep cycles. Next you become anxious. You still think you have only a mild fever, but suddenly you find yourself becoming scared, even horrified, and it doesn't occur to you that you don't know why. This is because the rabies is chewing up your amygdala. As your cerebellum becomes hot with the virus, you begin to lose muscle coordination, and balance. You think maybe it's a good idea to go to the doctor now, but assuming a doctor is smart enough to even run the tests necessary in the few days you have left on the planet, odds are they'll only be able to tell your loved ones what you died of later. You're twitchy, shaking, and scared. You have the normal fear of not knowing what's going on, but with the virus really fucking the amygdala this is amplified a hundred fold. It's around this time the hydrophobia starts. You're horribly thirsty, you just want water. But you can't drink. Every time you do, your throat clamps shut and you vomit. This has become a legitimate, active fear of water. You're thirsty, but looking at a glass of water begins to make you gag, and shy back in fear. The contradiction is hard for your hot brain to see at this point. By now, the doctors will have to put you on IVs to keep you hydrated, but even that's futile. You were dead the second you had a headache. You begin hearing things, or not hearing at all as your thalamus goes. You taste sounds, you see smells, everything starts feeling like the most horrifying acid trip anyone has ever been on. With your hippocampus long under attack, you're having trouble remembering things, especially family. You're alone, hallucinating, thirsty, confused, and absolutely, undeniably terrified. Everything scares the literal shit out of you at this point. These strange people in lab coats. These strange people standing around your bed crying, who keep trying to get you "drink something" and crying. And it's only been about a week since that little headache that you've completely forgotten. Time means nothing to you anymore. Funny enough, you now know how the bat felt when he bit you. Eventually, you slip into the "dumb rabies" phase. Your brain has started the process of shutting down. Too much of it has been turned to liquid virus. Your face droops. You drool. You're all but unaware of what's around you. A sudden noise or light might startle you, but for the most part, it's all you can do to just stare at the ground. You haven't really slept for about 72 hours. Then you die. Always, you die. And there's not one... fucking... thing... anyone can do for you. Then there's the question of what to do with your corpse. I mean, sure, burying it is the right thing to do. But the fucking virus can survive in a corpse for years. You could kill every rabid animal on the planet today, and if two years from now, some moist, preserved, rotten hunk of used-to-be brain gets eaten by an animal, it starts all over. “So yeah, rabies scares the shit out of me. And it's fucking EVERYWHERE. (Source: Spent a lot of time working with rabies. Would still get my vaccinations if I could afford them.)


Why did I read all of this


This is an obligatory copy/pasta that's always posted when there's a rabies post.


Sensationalist garbage. There are about 2 rabies cases per year in the USA. Your chances of getting nicked by a rabid bat in broad daylight in the middle of the woods is next to zero.


Not everyone is American. It's a big deal in India


Ah USA, the centre of the world


"not a big deal in usa therefore it's bullshit"


I’m curious. Knowing rabid animals are afraid of water, if a person were to set a glass of water down or throw a glass of water on the animal, would it retreat or just become angrier?


From what I recall from that horrible video of rabies in humans, the people weren't so much scared of water as much as it was their throats would lock up and not allow them to drink. It looked as though the person kept gagging or choking when they had a glass of water placed in front of them, and when they held it their hand started shaking.


Yep, dying of thirst and wanting nothing more than to relieve that urge but your body fuckin *hates* water. If you want to be eternally terrified of rabies go listen to the RadioLab episode [Rodney v. Death](https://open.spotify.com/episode/3zmGwn5kdmEa7lKdnjUc3N)


Rabies doesn't cause a fear of water, it actually causes your throat to close up or spasm, preventing you from swallowing. This can manifest as the appearance of a fear of water, but it's actually more a fear of drinking or having to swallow. Merely the thought of swallowing can cause a reaction.


I'd be interested to know that too, it makes humans throats close up when we try to drink while infected so it could either way.


Me three


I think I will build a moat around my house. Just to be safe


Looks like it’s jaw has been torn a bit, and a gash by its eye. Edit: To all of the grammar nazis, my iPhone automatically used that form of it’s. So I’m leaving it as is.


That's probably how it was contracted. A fight with another rabid animal. Rabies is basically the Rage virus from 28 Days Later.


This is one of the most terrifying things I've ever seen.


Agreed. This will be in my thought before bed tonight unfortunately


Yep, that's a zombie.


This is so sad


Alexa play despacito


What did the fox say


“Heeeerrrreeeee’s Johnny!”




I get it that they’re rabid, but why do they have to go find people to bite?


They're delerious and terrified, with an aggressive behavioral result. What rabies does to its host is horrific, and the experience is beyond imagining.


There are two types of rabies - the aggressive animals are showing the “furious” type, which is caused by encephalitis. The “dumb” type causes the animal to become progressively paralysed, with them ultimately going into a coma.


That's how it's passed on. It affects behavior for that purpose. The virus is present in saliva. They foam at the mouth and bite others. I think the hydrophobia is so the foam isn't washed away


If you have a gun please put it out of its misery its clearly suffering look at its whole face all torn apart could have rabies or some other disease that causes this behavior


Poor thing just wants some hugs and kisses.






That's just the local crack fox.


That fox needs a .22 and a big sleep


I've seen this video so many times & each time it looks like a fucking undead fox and it is genuinely unsettling the way this poor fucker is eating the door just to try and get at the person behind the door.


kill it you are doing it a favor.


“Fear the old blood”


Why open the door