Fox Euthanized after Biting 2 People Near Lake Harriet Had Rabies

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August 19, 2016 03:42 PM

A fox that was euthanized after biting two people near Lake Harriet has tested positive for rabies, Minneapolis officials announced Friday.

Both incidents happened near the corner of Lake Harriet Parkway and West Minnehaha Parkway. The first incident happened about noon Tuesday, and the second incident happened about 5:15 a.m. Wednesday, according to Minneapolis city officials.


The fox suspected of biting the two people was captured about 8:15 a.m. Wednesday and was humanely euthanized by Animal Care and Control, officials say.

Minneapolis city officials say that those who came in contact with the fox, including the two who were bitten, were evaluated by the Minnesota Department of Health and are getting treatments as necessary.

Community members in the area are encouraged to be on the lookout for other animals that may be infected. Minneapolis officials say residents who need help capturing an animal for testing can call 311.

Learn more about rabies here.


Nate Leding

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