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Saturday February 6th, 2016 8:28AM

Authorities on lookout for aggressive fox

By Derreck Booth Anchor/reporter
CUMMING - Forsyth County officials are warning people in the northern end of the county to be alert after a fox attacked a man.

The incident happened Tuesday while a grounds maintenance person was working on the golf course in the Hampton's subdivision around 6:00 a.m.

"The fox did not bite him. He was able to fight it off, but the fox was aggressive. It basically ran over to the worker and began attacking him," Lt. David Waters of the Special Services Section of the Special Operations Division said.

Also Tuesday, the fox bit two dogs near The Hampton's club house. Both dogs were up to date on their rabies shots, according to the sheriff's office. Authorities said the dogs have been quarantined to watch them for any possible symptoms."

Officers from the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office Animal Control Unit are currently patrolling the area, searching for the fox.

"We do not know at this time if the fox is rabid or not. However, it is exhibiting signs of aggressiveness, which is something wild animals do when they are rabid," Lt. Waters said.

Officials urge everyone to make sure their pets are up-to-date on vaccinations.
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