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Officials warn residents after 2 rabid animals attacks

June 22, 2018 GMT

BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — Police in a Maine city are warning the public to exercise caution in the wake of rabid animal attacks.

The Brunswick Police Department says there have been at least two rabid animal attacks this week, including one in which a woman was bit on the leg by a fox while getting her newspaper. She was treated at a local hospital.

WGME-TV reports local animal control has euthanized the fox and brought it to a lab for testing. A skunk with rabies also attacked a pair of dogs. The owner of one of the dogs says the skunk was trapped and euthanized.

Local authorities are advising residents to vaccinate their pets and stay away from wildlife. Residents can also call police if they see aggressive animals.