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SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€“ On Wednesday, police were dispatched to Albro Lane in South Kingstown for reports of a fox, assumed rabid, attacking an occupied motor vehicle.
At 1:56 p.m., police made contact with the reporting party, Darrel Perry, who said that he was dropping off a friend at 115 Albro Lane when he saw the fox in the driveway. Upon his arrival to the driveway, the fox began making figure-eight motions around the vehicle, eventually attacking and biting the tires and bumper. After the attack, which was determined by Animal Control Officer Robert Wilson to be â€śstrange behaviorâ€ť for a fox, the animal ran into the woods behind the house, later re-appearing at the YMCA.
Just a few minutes after the first call, police were notified that an employee of the YMCA had been bitten by the fox while trying to protect a group of children, whom she had gathered atop a picnic table. Police and DEM officers arrived on the scene, only to find that the fox had retreated again into the woods.
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