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8-year-old NJ girl recovering after fox attack, police say

Police say fox that bit 4 had rabies
Posted at 10:37 AM, Aug 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-02 10:37:28-04

LIVINGSTON, N.J. — An 8-year-old was treated at a hospital after she was attacked by a fox in central New Jersey, police said.

The attack took place Wednesday afternoon outside the child's home on Springbrook Road.

The girl was playing near a shed when the fox attacked, Detective Lt. Chris Reinhardt told NJ.com. She sustained “small puncture wounds” on her shins and foot, Reinhardt said.

A neighbor chased the animal away.

The girl was taken to St. Barnabas Medical Center.

Animal control officers were trying to locate the fox.