Fox attacks 2 Pittsfield residents
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- Authorities say two Pittsfield residents are being treated for rabies following a string of fox attacks over the weekend.
The animal control officer thinks all three attacks involved the same fox, which was located and shot on Saturday after it bit an 84-year-old woman. The carcass has been sent to a state lab in Boston to determine whether it had rabies.
The Berkshire Eagle reports that the older woman and a 14-year-old girl bitten by a fox on Friday night are undergoing rabies treatment as a precaution.
Earlier Friday, a fox attacked a dog. The dog's owner chased off the animal without getting bitten himself.
Animal experts say healthy foxes will generally avoid people and urged residents to stay away from foxes and other wild animals behaving unusually.