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The Telegram
  • 2 Frankfort residents attacked by rabid fox, officials say

  • Two Frankfort residents have been attacked by a rabid gray fox, according to Herkimer County Public Health officials.

    One resident was bit in the left after he found a gray fox eating cat food on his porch.

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  • Two Frankfort residents have been attacked by a rabid gray fox, according to Herkimer County Public Health officials.
    One resident was bit in the left after he found a gray fox eating cat food on his porch.
    The fox continued to menace the resident until a state Department of Environmental Conservation officer responded and shot the animal, officials said.
    A neighboring resident reported he also recently had been attacked by a gray fox. The animal bit into the resident’s heavy boot, but did not break the skin, officials said.
    Rabies has been diagnosed in foxes, a heifer cow, skunks, raccoons and bats in all regions of Herkimer County. An exposure to rabies can be fatal for a human, a pet or other domestic animals.
    Residents should vaccinate their pets and domestic animals, officials said.
    Public Health’s rabies clinics schedule for 2012 is posted at www.herkimercounty.org.

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