A fox that bit a 45-year-old man on Waldrip Road on June 5 tested positive for rabies, according to Sgt. Brian DeBlois of the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.
The day before the man was attacked, the fox bit a 5-year-old Daschund dog at a residence also located on Waldrip Road in north Forsyth County, a press release stated. The man who was bit shot the fox on his property and the remains were sent to Orr Animal Hospital.
“Dr. [Lanier] Orr’s office contacted us on Wednesday [June 13] with the test results stating that the fox was rabid,” said Sgt. DeBlois.
This is the first confirmed report of rabies in Forsyth County this year.
The county Animal Control Unit advises you to be aware of any animals that are being aggressive toward you and your family or against any other animals.