WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (AP) — An environmental health official says a fox that injured three people after biting them has tested positive for rabies.
Christine Buffington, environmental health county manager for the Houston County Health Department, said Friday that the fox tested positive for rabies.
The Telegraph of Macon (http://bit.ly/THTaxM) reports that a Warner Robins woman and husband killed a fox Thursday with a piece of wood after the mother found the animal biting her 5-year-old child. Police say the woman was also bitten.
Both were treated at the Medical Center of Central Georgia.
Warner Robins police said another female told officers she was in her backyard when a fox attacked her, biting her on the leg.
Police believe the same fox was involved in both attacks, but set up animal traps in the area as a precaution.