Congressman victimized…

Congressman victimized…

The Capitol fox and Democratic Rep. Ami Bera of California.

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  • Rep. Ami Bera, D-Calif., said on Tuesday that he was attacked by a rogue fox outside the US Capitol.
  • Known as the “Senate fox,” the critter was later captured by Capitol Police.
  • Bera told Insider that he received treatment at Walter Reed Medical Center.

Rep. Ami Bera of California said on Tuesday that he was the victim of an “unprovoked” attack by a fox outside of the US Capitol on Monday evening.

“I felt something lunge — totally unprovoked — at the back of my leg,” the California Democrat told Insider on Tuesday.

Bera said he was taken to Walter Reed Medical Center for treatment and received seven shots.

“Rabies is not something you wanna fool around with,” Bera told Insider, adding that in addition to the rabies vaccine series, he recieved shots for tetanus and immunoglobulin.

Capitol Police later captured the critter dubbed by Twitter users as the “Senate fox.”

Relocation plans for the fox remained unclear as of Tuesday afternoon.

Before the Senate fox ran around Capitol Hill, the most recent incident involving a wild animal in the nation’s capital was back in October 2020, when a raccoon launched a pre-dawn attack against a CNN reporter outside the White House.

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