Police warn of possible rabid fox in Wayne, NJ

February 24, 2011 3:14:17 PM PST
Wayne police are warning residents about a fox that is acting strangely.

Police have responded to four separate calls since Wednesday about the fox.

In one of the incidents, police say, the fox bit a child and the bike she was riding before being scared off by the parents.

In two different incidents the fox was fighting with dogs.

None of the injuries to the dogs or those who have had contact with the fox are serious.

Reverse 911 calls are going out to all area residents that say:

  • Please avoid and do not approach wildlife
  • Keep garage and other exterior doors closed
  • Do not leave children or pets outside unattended
  • If an animal resembling a fox is observed, please report it to the Wayne Police Department immediately with a location and address.
  • Please report any contact or exposure to the Wayne Police Department immediately

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