Rabid fox bites 76-year-old woman sitting in her yard
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LISBON, Maine (AP) — A Maine woman was attacked and injured by a rabid fox while sitting in her yard, officials said.
A 76-year-old woman was injured after a fox bit her on her legs and hand in front of her Lisbon home Tuesday, the Sun Journal reported.
Lisbon Police Chief Marc Hagan said the woman's husband heard her cries for help from the porch and worked with her to get control of the fox and eventually kill it.
The woman, who didn't want to be identified, was taken to a hospital to receive treatment, which includes rabies vaccination.
Animal control was called and took the dead fox to the Maine Center for Disease Control & Prevention in Augusta for analysis, where the animal tested positive for rabies, Hagan said.