Thursday, July 5, 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.