Fox attacks leaves 2 women injured

By: Associated Press


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MIDDLEBORO, Mass. (AP) _ Police say a fox attacked and injured two women in a Massachusetts town.

Crestena Astorga tells New England Cable News she was walking in her driveway around 9:45 p.m. Sunday in Middleboro when a fox bit her 11 times.

The woman’s daughter ran toward her screams and hit the fox with a shovel before it ran off.

Police say a second woman was bitten by a fox around 7:10 a.m. Monday at a campground about a half mile away.

Both women were hospitalized for treatment.

Authorities believe the same fox was responsible for both attacks. Animal Control is currently searching the area for the animal.

Police have not said if the fox has rabies. 

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