Hudson officials warn residents after increase in sick wildlife

HUDSON, N.H. (WHDH) - Police in Hudson say they have seen an increase in sick wildlife calls over the past year and are urging the public to be cautious.

Hudson Police say a 44 percent increase in sick wildlife since 2015 have been reported, and police have responded to 13 calls involving sick wildlife since late September.

The majority of these calls have involved sick or “extremely ill” foxes.

Officials say they are not sure the cause of the uptick in animal illnesses but that no animal has been aggressive or charged at people.

Police say anyone who sees an animal acting strangely – including stumbling around or acting lethargic – should contact police.

Additionally, people should never approach or touch the animal and keep animals and pets away.

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