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Williamsburg News – Public Safety

Posted on: August 23, 2022

Fox Bites 5 People, 1 Dog and 1 Cat; Rabies Test for Fox is Pending

A wild gray fox bit five people, one dog, and one cat in the City of Williamsburg during the overnight hours of Monday, Aug. 22 and Tuesday, Aug. 23.

Fox bites and sightings were reported in the areas of Mimosa Drive, Boundary Street, Counselor’s Way, and Griffin Avenue.

The fox is now deceased. 

Lab results on whether the fox was rabid are pending.

If you believe that you, someone you know, or your pets have come in contact with any fox, call the Virginia Department of Health at 757-603-4277 at

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