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Fox that bit man walking dogs in Brier Creek tests positive for rabies

Posted May 11, 2020 9:49 p.m. EDT
Updated May 12, 2020 5:19 a.m. EDT

— A man bitten by a fox in Brier Creek is receiving post-exposure treatment for rabies, according to Raleigh police.

The family of Richard Claxton confirmed he was bitten by a fox Saturday while walking two dogs on Emerald Creek Drive.

On Sunday, a fox encountered a resident and two dogs in a fenced yard on Broadfield Court but ran off before an animal control officer arrived, police say.

The animal control officer located a fox later that day acting abnormally on Helmond Way. Once captured, the fox was tested for rabies and results were positive.

Raleigh police believe this fox was the same one involved in the previous incidents.

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