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Fox that Attacked Lakewood Girl Infected with Rabies

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

New Jersey officials have confirmed that the fox that attack a four-year-old Lakewood girl last week had rabies, but the family already was set decided not to take any chances and began a series of injections against the disease.

“Foxes are normally afraid and shy of people and its behavior, attacking someone without provocation, certainly gave us concern that it was rabid. Rabies prophylaxis was begun immediately which will continue for 14 days,” Orange County health official Daniel E. Regenye told New Jersey’s 101.5 news station.

The girl was saved from a more vicious attack thanks to an unidentified bystander, who kicked the fox away after it lightly wounded the girl.

A police officer who responded to the incident was forced to shoot and kill the fox when it attacked him and an animal control official.

Fox Shot Dead after Attacking 4-Year-old Girl in Lakewood

Monday, July 29th, 2013

A fox attacked a four-year-old girl in Lakewood, New Jersey on Saturday and later was shot dead when it tried to attack a policeman and an animal control officer who were called to the scene.

The dead fox is being tested for the rabies, and the girl suffered light scratched on her arm, leg and lip before an unidentified man kicked the fox away, the Asbury Park Press reported.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/fox-shot-dead-after-attacking-4-year-old-girl-in-lakewood/2013/07/29/

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