Multiple Fox Attacks In Rockland Prompt Warnings
Multiple fox attacks have taken place in Rockland over the past 48 hours. According to a report by the Village Soup, a woman was grilling on her deck when a fox appeared out of nowhere and attached her dog, a small rat terrier, the woman did her best to pry her dog from the mouth of the fox and was bitten in the process.
Prior to that fox attack, another dog was attached by a fox in a close by neighborhood. Despite efforts by Rockland Police and a warden with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, the fox has not been located.
The woman who was bitten by the fox has undergone a rabies treatment protocol as a precaution, without the fox there is no way to tell if the animal is rabid or not.
Wildlife officials warn the public to be on the look out for wild animals that are behaving in a manner that is not common for them. Most wild animals will go out of their way to avoid human contact so simply trying to come into contact with a person or domesticated animal is a red flag. With more people enjoying the outside with nicer weather, officials warn to be diligent, and report and unusual animal sighting, and seek emergency treatment if injured. Also, make sure your pets are up to date on vaccinations.
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