HAGERSTOWN -- A fox that was captured after it chased a housekeeper into a building late last week at the Potomac Center on Marshall Street has tested positive for rabies, according to a press release from the Humane Society of Washington County.
No one was injured by the fox after it followed the housekeeper into one of the buildings and was trapped immediately in a vestibule, said Cathy Marshall, Potomac Center director. The fox paced in the vestibule for about 15 minutes before animal control workers arrived.
"I don't think people were as much scared as they were concerned," Marshall said. "They were wondering if another one was around."
Katherine Cooker, a humane society spokeswoman, said animal control workers used a snare to capture the animal. The humane society then euthanized and decapitated the fox so its brain could be examined by a lab for rabies. Earlier this week, the test came back positive, she said.