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By Walt Hunter

RADNOR, Pa. (CBS) – Officials in Radnor Township, Delaware County are cautioning residents of the Main Line community to be on the alert after a raccoon and fox have both tested positive for rabies over the past two weeks.

In the first incident was on March 1st, when a woman tangled with a rabid raccoon outside the post office on South Wayne Avenue.

Then, one week later, on the 500 block of Ramblewood Drive in Bryn Mawr, a rabid fox was found.

Officials are awaiting the results of tests on two other animals, a skunk found in the 200 block of Abrahams Lane on March 11th, and a raccoon discovered in the 1000 block of East Lancaster Avenue on March 12th.

Radnor Health Officer Larry Taltoan warns residents to be alert for nocturnal animals such as raccoons, skunks and foxes that appear during the day and act unusually aggressive or passive.

Dr. Len Donato, of the Radnor Veterinary Hospital, says rabies is spread not just through bites, but also saliva. The veterinarian added that it’s important to keep pet vaccinations up to date.

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