FOX IN FREEDOM TESTS POSITIVE FOR RABIES

by Christian Mower on August 16, 2012

AUTHORITIES SAY A FOX THAT WAS PUT DOWN AUGUST 10TH IN FREEDOM HAS TESTED POSITIVE FOR RABIES.

LT. MIKE SANTUCCIO OF THE CARROLL COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE SAYS THE NEW HAMPSHIRE PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY INFORMED HIM OF THE TEST RESULTS THURSDAY.

THE DEAD FOX WAS TURNED OVER TO NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME AND THE LAB AFTER IT WAS DISPATCHED FRIDAY MORNING IN FREEDOM.

A DEPUTY FROM SANTUCCIO’S OFFICE SHOT AND KILLED THE FOX AFTER IT TRIED TO ATTACK RESPONDING OFFICERS WHO WERE INVESTIGATING A REPORT FROM A FLINTLOCK LANE COUPLE THE FOX HAD TRIED TO ATTACK THEM AS THEY WERE OUT WALKING THEIR DOG.