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Rabid fox reported in Gloucester

A red fox bit a Robins Neck resident on Aug. 22, the Gloucester Health Department announced, and the fox was later tested and found to be rabid. The victim will undergo post-exposure rabies treatment, said environmental health supervisor M.B. Sheppard Jr.

The victim was entering their home and was attacked by the fox, Sheppard said, suffering bites and scratches to both legs. The victim managed to grab the fox by the neck and kill it by blunt impact to the ground.

This was the second positive rabies case in Gloucester this year, a release said. ...

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