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Officials: Aggressive Fox Tries to Attack Brockton Resident



    Looking for a Fox

    Authorities in Brockton, Massachusetts, are warning residents that an aggressive fox tried to bite a person Friday morning.

    (Published Friday, March 24, 2017)

    City officials in Brockton, Massachusetts, are warning residents to be on the lookout for an aggressive fox that tried to attack someone Friday morning.

    “This one wanted to bite me no matter what,” said Frank Chaplin of Brockton.

    Chaplin was just headed to work early Friday morning when he had a close encounter with an angry animal.

    He said, “When I shut this door, I look and I see something come flying after me, I don’t know what it is yet and I jumped in the truck and shut the door and it slammed into my truck.”

    Chaplin was shaken but curious.

    He said, “I’m looking out the window and it’s a fox and a good size too and then it went over to that pine tree and then I opened my door again and I put one foot down and it came flying after me to bite me again.”

    Chaplin said he jumped into the truck again and thought the fox had run away, but it came at him a third time before finally disappearing into the woods behind his neighbor’s house.

    Animal Control Officer Brian Piche said, “There’s something seriously wrong with this fox for it to do that, they should be petrified of humans.”

    Chaplin called animal control officers, who came to his house and put down this trap to try to catch the fox.

    Officer Piche says their major concern is this fox is likely rabid.

    He said, “If someone gets bit they do have shots that they can get at the hospital, but it’s painful and there’s a lot of them, so we take rabies very seriously.”

    Anyone who sees the fox is asked to contact police.

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