Then he saw three adults closing in on him. The first one ran at him and he kicked at it. There wasn't much room to maneuver in the twenty-inch crawl space, but he managed to get hold of a rock and smashed it repeatedly in the head. The second one came at him, ran up his leg and toward his face, so he grabbed it killed it, and one of the babies as well. Finally he saw his chance and scrambled out, covered in blood.
Lane County Animal Control came and retrieved the bodies, which tested positive for rabies. Stewart had fortunately not been bitten, only scratched, but as a precautionary measure received rabies and tetanus shots.