BATH, Maine — Bath Police report that a 6-year-old girl was chased into a home and bitten on the leg by a fox on Monday. 

The owner of the home kicked the fox until it ran outside and then the family dog chased and killed it. The fox was tested and is positive for rabies. 

Police say the child is undergoing medical treatment and the dog was up to date on its rabies vaccinations but will still be quarantined for a time at the home. 

Officials report that this is the fifth rabies incident this year and for people to keep their animals up to date on vaccinations, and if you see wildlife acting strangely to call the police. 

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