Brittany Fincher's mother Christy Slaughter had just dropped off a cup of coffee to her at her east Macon home.
Slaughter was giving a good-bye hug to her grandson when Fincher said a fox appeared from under her mother's car.
"It just slid out and it stood directly in front of me," Fincher recalled about the incident that occurred at about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at her home located near Peacock Recycling.
From the animal's posture, Fincher said she knew her family was in trouble.
"My words were 'what the heck' because I know a fox shouldn't be coming up to us," she said.
Slaughter then moved suddenly and the fox attacked her biting her right calf.
"She was shaking her leg trying to get it off and keep it away from my son," Fincher said.
The fox eventually let go of Slaughter's leg and Fincher said that's when her instincts kicked in.