Potentially rabid fox attacks man in Topsham

Potentially rabid fox attacks man in Topsham.

(NEWS CENTER) -- A man was attacked by a potentially rabid fox on Tuesday morning.

According to Maine Game Wardens, Mark Sleeper, of Wiscasset, was working as a driver at a scrap yard named Grimmel Industries at 80 Pejepscot Village in Topsham when he was attacked by a gray fox.

Sleeper was attacked on his hand and forearm but threw the fox far enough that he could escape from it.

About 12 hours later, someone drove over a fox on the same property. The fox that was killed had porcupine quills on its' face and appeared to be "sickly," wardens said.

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Sleeper was admitted to Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick and treated for his injuries and given a rabies vaccine.

The fox that was killed has been sent to a lab for testing.

 

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