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Queenstown Residents Concerned Over Red Fox Sightings

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People in Queenstown are concerned about the presence of several red foxes in town. (File photo) People in Queenstown are concerned about the presence of several red foxes in town. (File photo)

QUEENSTOWN, Md.- Several red foxes have been spotted more and more frequently in Queenstown, leaving residents there concerned.

"I think it is a cause for concern if they have rabies," said Judy Thompson of Queenstown. "I mean, if you see one coming at you I would be scared.

Queenstown Commissioner Mike Bowell said town officials are most concerned about the potential of the foxes to carry and transmit diseases like rabies.

Seeing wild animals like foxes is not necessarily a rare occurrence for Queenstown residents, but what has them particularly concerned is seeing them in the middle of the day walking down the middle of the street.

Bowell said there are around eight red foxes that have been spotted in town and their odd behavior could mean they are rabid.

"We're always concerned when the people in town are concerned," he said. "It's very rare that you see foxes in broad daylight walking around town and we've had some of that and that's what we are looking into."

People hope this problem goes away before it gets even worse.

"Yes they run through my neighbor's yard, there was one a few years ago that made a den under their shed and had some babies," Thompson said.

"You have people in the streets, you have children out playing and you want to protect them as well as you can," said Les Morgan of Queenstown.

Now town officials are left with a wild fox chase on their hands.

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