Your latest weather forecast

Granby police on the lookout for a possibly rabid fox

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

GRANBY - Police said they've received several reports of a highly aggressive fox in the Silver Brook Lane area.

They said that on Wednesday afternoon a resident of Silver Brook was attacked by a fox while on his home’s deck.

Police said the resident sought medical attention and is to be treated for rabies. Several hours later a person mowing a lawn on an adjacent street was charged by a fox.

Shortly after, police said, a fox jumped into a pool occupied by small children on Silver Brook. The animal exited the pool without human contact, according to police.

Police said that traps have been set by local Animal Control Officers, and the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection was notified. There have been two subsequent sightings on Silver Brook this morning, according to police.

Police ask residents to be alert for the animal, and report any sightings to the police at the number below immediately.

Google Map for coordinates 42.031501 by -72.835579.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.