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Hopatcong police warn of aggressive fox after multiple altercations with dogs

HOPATCONG, NJ (Sussex County) – Hopatcong police are warning residents to steer clear of a fox that was aggressive with three different dogs on Tuesday.

The first encounter was on Evergreen Ave at Mohawk Ave were the aggressive light brown fox got into an altercation with a small dog who was on a leash on his property, police said.

Later in the day, a man was walking his dog in the same area and his dog started to bark at a fox in the bushes on the side of the road. The fox became aggressive, came out of the bushes and tried to circle the dog. The owner kicked the fox to get it away from his dog but it didn’t leave the roadway, police said.

Another man was also walking his dog in the same area when the fox became aggressive with his dog. This man kicked the fox twice which is when the fox left, police said.

Police say the fox was also spotted on Huron Tr, Oneida Ave and the 500 Block of Maxim/River Styx Road.

Anyone who sees the fox should leave the area quickly and call police at 973-398-5000.

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook