On Wednesday afternoon, Albert Floyd supervisor of animal control said a fox trapped in Apalachicola on Friday Sept. 7 has tested negative for rabies.


On Wednesday afternoon, Albert Floyd supervisor of animal control said a fox trapped in Apalachicola on Friday Sept. 7 has tested negative for rabies.



The animal, which was trapped near the home of Lisa Hooker who was bitten by a rabid fox on Sept. 6.



A third fox, trapped in the same area Monday Sept. 10 showed no sign of infection and was not aggressive according to Animal Control director Fonda Davis. He said the third fox was be euthanized after a week in quarantine and will not be tested for rabies.



Davis said animal control is continuing to deploy traps in the area and is in contact with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to determine how to dispose of any additional animals collected. He said they may be euthanized or held in quarantine and released.