Rabid fox bites two children in Gwinnett

Gwinnett County has issued a rabies alert after two children were attacked by a fox near Lawrenceville and the animal tested positive for the disease.

Gwinnett County police said the fox bit a girl at the Alexander Mill apartments on Paper Mill Road Saturday night. According to the  Gwinnett Daily Post, the same fox bit a 4-year-old Sunday at the nearby Magnolia Village apartments on East Crogan Street. Both children were bitten on the leg. The fox was shot and killed by Lawrenceville police.

"It came running, and I didn't see it. One of the people knocked me over and that's when it bit me," Courtlin Sallee, the 15-year-old victim, told Channel 2 Action News.

"When it bit me, it kind of held on, like it didn't want to let go. I was trying to kick it off, hit it off," Sallee said.

Sallee told Channel 2 she went to the hospital for treatment.

"I got six shots," she said.

In addition, a cat found May 5 at 2557 Cindy Court in Duluth also tested positive for rabies.

If you or someone you know has been bitten or scratched by any stray animal or if you know of anyone handling these animals, call the Gwinnett County Animal Welfare and Enforcement bite office at 770-339-3200.