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Fox attacks several people in Framingham parking lot

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FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (WHDH) -

A fox has been causing problems in a Framingham neighborhood for nearly a week and many people feel that it's erratic behavior is an indication it may have rabies.

Officials say several people were leaving work at an office building on Route 9 Thursday night and walking to their cars when the fox came out of the woods and bit them on the legs.

Adam Feuerstein was in his car and described the scene.

"His foot was on the fox's neck ... the fox had apparently attacked him and he was kind of trying to hold it at bay," Feuerstein said. "I think, at that point, he tried to let the fox go by lifting his foot up and he started to run away and the fox went after him."

On Wednesday the same fox is suspected to have attacked a dog in a nearby neighborhood.

Jasmine Hoffmeister said she was walking her 7-month-old dog Milo when the fox came up from behind them.

“The fox wouldn't let go so his head was actually inside my door. I actually had to kick the fox in the face and keep shutting the door and he finally got out," she said.

The Animal Control Officer was eventually able to trap the fox and kill it Thursday night, although he too was attacked.

No one was seriously injured in the attacks but the fox's body is being tested for rabies.

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