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Man steps in after rabid fox bites neighbor

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Dee DeQuattro

When a rabid fox bit a child in a New Bedford neighborhood, one resident stepped in to help.

Police say a man was forced to beat the rabid fox to death with a stick.

A young girl was bitten by the fox that had been hiding under her grandmother's car, The girl was treated for rabies.  Another man was also bitten before the fox chased him into his home.

The Department of Health said the fox tested positive for rabies. Neighbors say there are at least two other foxes in the area.

Residents in New Bedford and surrounding areas are warned to avoid wild animals that appear sick and use extra precaution.

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