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Wayne County residents attacked by fox on Monday

Police say an elderly couple was attacked by a fox on Cotton Road in the Town of Savannah.

Authorities report the animal first attacked the 84-year-old man’s wife, but after the attack – the man was able to strangle the fox to death.

Police identified the animal as a fox when they arrived. Both the man and his wife suffered injuries in the attacks.

The identity of the man who killed the fox was identified as Richard Rising, according to 13WHAM-TV.

According to Wayne County Department of Health Rabies Program Director Verinica Lafave-Boughton, the dead animal will now be sent to the State in the morning with results expected by Wednesday.

The Department of health will then contact the hospital with the results to take the proper action.