Two reports this week of fox attacks on people have prompted Douglas County Animal Control to issue a rabies alert.
Both attacks occurred on May 28, according to the county.
A man was attacked around 1:30 a.m. behind the Fred’s store on Highway 92. The man was bitten in two places.
A 13-year-old boy was attacked around 7 p.m. on South Cherokee Boulevard. The boy was able to grab the fox by the neck and kill it.
Animal Control spokesperson Frances McMillan said the fox had “severe injuries” before the attack, which may have enabled the boy to kill it without injury to himself.
The fox was sent for rabies testing.
McMillan says resident should be on the lookout for suspected rabid foxes. For more info, call the county animal shelter at 678-449-3970.