Two men bitten by rabid fox at golf course in Fairhope

File photo of red fox (U.S. Department of Agriculture)

According to Police, a man was bitten by a fox Sunday in Robertsdale.

Officers were called to a home on Mattingly Street around 1 p.m. The victim said he was sitting on his porch when a fox bit his foot. He was taken to a hospital for treatment.

About two hours later, police were called to East Chicago Street where a group of people said a fox was charging at them. Officers were able to capture the fox. It will be tested for rabies tomorrow.

Robertsdale Police Department posted the following statement on its Facebook page:"The Robertsdale Police Department urges citizens to report any animals which are behaving in a manner which raises alarm. If any wild animal approaches a person, that person should take protective measures and leave the area, or seek shelter if the animal is aggressive, and notify the City."The incident is the latest in a series of fox attacks in Baldwin County. The first two attacks occurred at the Rock Creek golf course in Fairhope in May. A golfer and grounds crew member were bitten by the fox. That animal was killed and tested positive for rabies.

The next two attacks were reported in Spanish Fort Estates. In one attack, a fox bit a man while he was working in his yard. The next victim was a Jack Russell Terrier who was attacked in her owner's backyard.

And in June, a wildlife trapper was bitten by a rabid fox as he attempted to catch the animal in Fairhope. The man was wearing protective boots and was not injured.

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