Jessup Police Warn Of Possible Rabid Foxes And A Racoon

February 19, 2019

JESSUP — Borough police are warning people to keep their distance from animals acting strangely after reports of unusual behavior from two foxes and a raccoon in the last two weeks prompted concerns of rabies or distemper. Police Chief Joseph Walsh said the typically nocturnal animals were spotted in the uptown section of the borough in daylight and showed no signs of fearing humans. One fox reportedly bayed at the sun, which is out of character for the animal, Walsh said. The foxes and raccoon in question were found and killed, he said. Anyone who sees animals acting out of character should contact authorities immediately. — JOSEPH KOHUT