Rabid Fox Bites Two People, Another Attacks Dog

There's a warning from two Eastern Carolina counties about rabid foxes.

In Wayne County they're alerting people after a rabid fox bit two people in the Grantham area this week. That fox had also come in contact with local family pets.

Animal Control cautions residents to stay away from raccoons, skunks, bats, stray dogs and cats, along with other wild animals that can carry rabies.

Carteret County authorities say last Friday night a rabid fox jumped a four foot fence into a Morehead City yard and attacked a dog. The homeowner killed the fox by beating it with a lead pipe.

The dog received some injuries, but was up-to-date on its rabies vaccination and received a booster shot after the attack.

This is the third case of rabies confirmed so far in Carteret County this year.


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