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Statesboro woman bitten by rabid fox

A Statesboro woman says she's undergoing two weeks' worth of shots after being bitten by a rabid fox.

Cathy Riccio told WTOC-TV a fox tried to attack her dog last week and when she tried intervening, the fox bit her on the ankle. Riccio says she and her dog tried running from the fox and it chased her up the deck and to the door.

Riccio's husband shot at the fox and nicked its ear before it ran away.

Bulloch County Animal Control officials searched and didn't find the fox, but did find a den in the woods near her home.

Riccio says her husband fatally shot the fox when they saw it a second time. A local veterinarian tested the fox and determined it had rabies.


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