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Potential rabid fox bites woman in Gloversville

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The victim of the fox attack shows the wounds on her arm. (NEWS CENTER) The victim of the fox attack shows the wounds on her arm. (NEWS CENTER)

GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y. - The Gloversville Police Department says they have located and dispatched the fox suspected in the Bleecker Street attack Monday.

Police say the fox attacked a person in the 300 block of Bleecker Street and chased people on Lafayette and Bleecker.

The victim of the attack spoke to the NEWS CENTER saying she was attacked as she was taking pictures outside her home. "I felt something grab me," she said. "I was dumbfounded and it kept lunging at me."

Her daughter grabbed a shovel and starting hitting the fox to get it off of her, yet the fox continued biting her.

Gloversville Police say an officer responding to repeated sightings of the fox accidently struck the fox with his cruiser and killed it.

The fox's remains will be turned over to Fulton County Public Health which will test the animal to determine if rabies are present.

Police say rabid foxes are not that common, and it's not unusual to see foxes during daylight hours.

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