Animal Control warns of rabies dangers after ‘sick fox’ caught in Hamden

Animals and Wildlife

HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Officials are warning the public that several species of wildlife are considered “rabies vector animals” following an incident in Hamden.

On Feb. 23, Hamden Animal Control received a call about a “sick fox in the roadway” on Sherman Avenue.

Units, along with Hamden police, responded to the scene and were notified that a man had earlier carried the fox to the side of the road.

Officials used a net to catch the fox which was having multiple seizures.Related Content: 6-year-old Florida boy dies of rabies contracted from a bat

Animal Control officers say they then euthanized the fox and transported it back to the Connecticut State Laboratory for testing.

The man who came into contact with the fox was later found and advised to see a physician immediately.

Officers are asking the public to avoid coming into contact with these animals.

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