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STAMFORD — Police have killed a gray fox after they say it attacked a Stamford woman and chased a family.

The Stamford Advocate reports the woman was walking with her toddler Thursday when she saw what looked like a small dog. When she realized the animal was a fox and was following her, police say she grabbed her son and began walking away.

But authorities say the fox kept chasing her until she kicked it in the head and hid from it in a FedEx truck. Capt. Richard Conklin says the woman had a scratch or bite on her ankle and eventually went to a hospital.

Police say a family in the same neighborhood also reported an aggressive fox. Police found the animal and shot it.

It’s being tested for rabies.

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