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Fox bites girl at church preschool

Posted June 23, 2009 12:40 p.m. EDT

— A fox bit a 4-year-old girl attending preschool at a Durham church on Wednesday morning, police said.

Officers responded to an animal bite call at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3639 Chapel Hill Road, at about 9:45 a.m. and found that a fox had bitten a girl at the church's preschool on the leg. Witnesses told police that the animal jumped a fence and chased the girl.

The fox was captured, and animal officers sent it to a lab for rabies testing.

The girl was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.