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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Gwinnett County under "Rabies Alert" - 18th May 2011

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - Gwinnett County is under a “Rabies Alert” after a two animals believed to be rabit bit a teenager and a 4-year-old boy. The attacks happened at neighboring apartment complexes in Lawrenceville.

A 15-year-old girl was bitten at the Alexander Mill Apartments by a fox authorities believe could be rabid. That fox, which the teens taped, disappeared and officials are still looking for it.

Animal control officials were able to get catch up with a canine which bit a 4-year-old at the neighboring Magnolia Apartments after the father held it down until officers could arrive.

Officials say wild animals usually do not attack unless provoked. Anyone who sees an wild animal acting strange should call their local animal control office. Source

Gwinnett County under "Rabies Alert":