NEWBURY, Mass. (AP) — Newbury residents are being told to keep a close eye on their children and pets after two recent rabid fox attacks.
Board of Health Director Deb Rogers says a 60-year-old resident was attacked by a fox that suddenly appeared from the woods on Saturday afternoon. That fox was caught and euthanized.
Several days prior, a woman in the same area was attacked.
Both victims quickly sought medical attention. It's unclear if it was the same fox.
Police tell The Daily News of Newburyport (http://bit.ly/Umjekg ) that they have received multiple sightings recently of raccoons and foxes that might be infected with the deadly virus.
The Board of Health is asking residents to make sure pet rabies vaccinations are up to date.
Information from: The Daily News of Newburyport (Mass.), http://www.newburyportnews.com