Granby issues warning for aggressive fox - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Granby issues warning for aggressive fox

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GRANBY, CT (WFSB) -

A family in Granby was confronted by a rabid fox and now, police are warning residents about the aggressive animal. 

Police said they received multiple reports of a fox aggressively pursuing residents in the Silver Brook Lane area.

"As soon as we walked inside, my daughter screamed and she said there's a fox on the deck," Granby resident Heather Coxon said. 

Coxon and her two children after a fox showed up in their backyard. Unfortunately, her husband was still outside moving his lawn.

"When the fox saw him, it turned around and like basically attacked him," Coxon said. "So he kept backing up and trying to kick the fox away."

The fox attacked Coxon's husband on a homeowner's deck. The person received medical attention after the animal made contact with its teeth and scratched him. He was treated for rabies and received a rabies vaccinations as a precaution. 

"He's shaken up by it but he's alright," Coxon said.

A family later reported a fox that jumped into the pool with kids in it. Police said the fox exited the pool without making contact with anyone.

Police said this fox isn't timid. Animal control officers said they have set up traps in the area.

Granby resident Kristen Morizio said she isn't taking any chances and is staying inside after her contractor had a face to face meeting with the fox on Wednesday.

"He just turned around quick and all of a sudden there was a grey fox pretty much in his face," Morizio said.

The Department of Environmental Protection has been notified the aggressive fox.

"There has been a lot of sightings of it, so I'm hopeful they'll find it," Morizio said.

At this point, no one has been seriously injured.

Police said if people see the fox, get to safe place immediately and give them a call the Granby Police Department at 860-844-5335. 

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