A rabid fox has been captured in the town of Bethel earlier this week, CatskillScoop.com has learned.
Sullivan County’s Commissioner of Public Safety, Richard Martinkovic tells us that authorities were contacted after a fox had been bothering people during the daytime at a camp located on White Lake Turnpike.
The Town Of Bethel Constable was called, and found out from the people at the camp that there was an animal that was not acting right. The constable in turn called for an animal control officer, who arrived and set up several cages to trap the animal.
The fox was trapped on Tuesday afternoon at 4:00PM. It was then killed, and it’s head was sent for lab-testing. The results returned on Thursday that the fox was infected with rabies.
“People should not start panicking”, Martinkovic said.
“These animals live here all year long, and never bother anyone, as they are nighttime animals. People should be concerned if they see a fox during the day, and that is when people should stay away from the animal, and the authorities should be contacted right away.”