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Possibly rabid fox seen near UNC campus

Posted May 14, 2014

— Chapel Hill police on Wednesday warned residents in the area of Vance and Pittsboro streets after receiving reports of a fox acting strangely. 

Animal control officers were called to the area, which is near the southwest corner of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, at about 9 p.m. Tuesday after the fox reportedly ran toward a pedestrian.

The fox left the area before officials arrived, and it has not been confirmed to be rabid.


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  • dwr1964 May 14, 2014

    All I can think is WOW!! The kids of today have been programmed to believe anything they don't understand, is a threat and they should be afraid always. And let's go door to door, to try and spread as much fear as possible. It's a fox. Obviously you don't want to pet it, but it's a fox. In past lives, foxes were more scared of humans, than humans scared of them. Since we are in the times of global fear of everything, the fox is now winning.

  • Fanny Chmelar May 14, 2014
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    Didn't Michelle Bachman give a commencement speech there last weekend?

  • LuvsThePack May 14, 2014

    First we have a dead bear at State, and now rabid foxes at Carolina. What's up with the wildlife in this area??? :)

  • clintoflannagan May 14, 2014

    There were rabid foxes acting strangely all over the place when I was at Carolina.