Dan Hedges, 28, was sleeping in his tent during a night of fishing when the animal crept in at around 4am and swiped at him

A terrified fisherman was nearly blinded when a fox crept into his tent and attacked him as he slept.

Dan Hedges, 28, was camping after a day of fishing at Ruxley Lakes in Sidcup, Kent, when the animal began clawing at him at around 4am.

The fox drew blood after cutting just under his right eye in the terrifying incident on March 19.

Dan, who runs mobile car paint repair, believed the fox may have been attracted by food in his tent. …

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