NY environmental officials, police probe fox attacks

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — New York environmental officers and local police are investigating fox attacks in Saratoga Springs and urging people to be cautious outdoors.

Melissa Thompson-Flynn told the Times Union of Albany that she was attacked by a fox Wednesday while jogging.

Police arrived as Thompson-Flynn was struggling with the animal and an officer killed it. She remained hospitalized Saturday and is receiving anti-rabies shots.

Another fox attack on Monday at a day camp for children hosted by Skidmore College left a counselor and camper with minor injures. They also are getting anti-rabies shots.

State and local officials are patrolling the area and setting traps for that fox.

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