Friday, October 12, 2012

Fox Bite Incidents

On Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 3:12 P.M. Warner Robins Animal Control Officers responded to the 300-block of Ridgestone Drive in reference to an animal bite.

Preliminary investigation revealed a female reported she was in her backyard when she was approached by a fox and bitten on her leg.  She received minor injuries and went to the Houston Medical Center for treatment.  The fox fled the residence before officers arrived.

At 5:22 P.M. another call was received stating a fox had bit a child and the child’s mother at the 100-block of Tranquill Pointe.  The mother found the fox biting the child and killed it with a piece of wood.  They received minor injuries and sought treatment at the Medical Center of Central Georgia. 

The fox was taken from the residence and is currently being tested by the Health Department for rabies. 

Officers believe the same fox was involved in both incidents.  Animal traps, however, have been placed in the areas as a precaution.