2 bitten by gray fox in Durham, NH

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — Conservation officers are urging people to take caution outdoors after two incidents of residents being bitten by a gray fox in Durham, N.H.

Officers said a fox was shot Wednesday by a Durham officer and handed over to the state Fish and Game Department. Conservation officer Dale Gargac tells Foster's Daily Democrat a series of preliminary tests ruled out the need to test the animal for rabies.

Deputy Police Chief Rene Kelley said a 78-year-old man and an 83-year-old woman were the bite victims.

He said the man had been doing work in his garden when the animal leaped at him and bit his arm and hand.

A short time later, the woman was out walking when the animal ran toward her from the woods and bit her hand.