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    A Lewiston homeowner killed a rabid fox that attacked the family cat, leading police to warn that there might be more rabid animals out there. The incident occurred in the Nob Hill Road area of Lewiston on Thursday and a test of the deceased fox for rabies came back positive on Friday. The cat...
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    LISBON, Maine - A 76-year-old woman was attacked and injured by a fox in Lisbon on Tuesday, police said. The woman was sitting in her yard on Keay Road around 4 p.m. when a fox suddenly appeared and attacked her, according to police. The animal bit the woman on her legs and hand. Her husband was...
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    Opposition is mounting against a plan by Bath city officials to partner with state and federal agencies in trapping and killing potentially rabid animals to address a spate of alarming fox attacks and near misses. A Facebook group, led by local artist kdb Dominguez, was created this week to...
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    The second such attack in as many weeks, a fox terrorized a Phippsburg neighborhood early Tuesday morning, attacking two people and multiple pets before it was caught by the town's animal control officer. This is the latest in a string of attacks in the region since last summer. At least 10...
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    "The dog had the raccoon by the belly and the raccoon had the dog by the face," Charlie Weidman said. When his youngest daughter succeeded a second time in separating the two animals, the raccoon fell directly at Weidman's feet. A volunteer firefighter and diver, Weidman said he thinks a lot...
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    A Washington County man used a shotgun to kill a rabid raccoon that had wandered onto his property last week. Test results released Tuesday confirmed that the animal had rabies. Ben Howard of Princeton shot the raccoon at dusk on Jan. 18 upon request from game warden Brad Richard. Speaking to...
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    Place wasn't worried until Monday night, when she heard the coyote banging around outside of her bedroom window. "I thought, 'She's trying to get in my house," Place, 63, said Tuesday. She tried tapping on her windows to scare the animal away, but the coyote's banging only got louder and Place...
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