Rabid fox bites two in Wayne Co.
Posted April 27, 2010 6:00 p.m. EDT
Wayne County, N.C. — Wayne County health officials warned residents in the Grantham area Tuesday to be on the lookout for unusual behavior in pets or wild animals after a rabid fox bit two people there.
The fox was caught on Birch Street on April 23.
Residents were advised to watch for the following behaviors:
- Animals that normally come out at night venturing out in daylight hours
- Staggering animals
- Animals that have wetness or are drooling around the mouth
- Animals that do not fear people, even in the presence of loud or frightening noises
- Aggressive or sickly animals
Anyone who spots an animal exhibiting strange behavior is asked to call Wayne County Animal Control at 919-731-1439.