Update at 3:25 p.m. on 10-17-23: The Onondaga County Health Department has confirmed that the fox was rabid.

“Reports indicated that the fox was displaying abnormal behavior and had attacked multiple people” said the Onondaga County Health Department.

The fox was tested for rabies once it was dead.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — The Syracuse Police Department is warning those of a rabid fox in the Burnet Avenue area after receiving several reports.

Police say that people have seen the fox in the areas of:

  • Burnet Avenue and Peat Street
  • Burnet Avenue and Hickock Avenue
  • Burnet Avenue and Stafford Avenue

If anyone has come into physical contact with a fox in those areas, call (315) 442-5346.