South Georgia family attacked by rabid fox, test confirms

Posted at 5:47 PM, May 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-23 06:13:06-04

LOWNDES COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - Health officials are urging you to be careful around wildlife and stray animals after a South Georgia man was attacked by a fox with rabies.

This happened last Thursday on Cotton Avenue in Lake Park.

A man and his dog were attacked by the fox when they went outside their house. Lowndes County Animal Service employees say the fox's test came back positive for rabies.

Officials say you should avoid leaving cat or dog food outside.