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Fox hit by car in Arlington recovering at Tufts Wildlife Clinic

Posted by Brock Parker  August 3, 2012 10:07 AM

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A fox found injured in an Arlington roadway is recovering at the Tufts Wildlife Clinic. Photo courtesy Andy Cunningham/TUFTS.

A juvenile fox found in the road after it had presumably been hit by a car in Arlington is being nursed back to health at the Tufts Wildlife Clinic.

Dr. Florina Tseng, the director of the clinic located in North Grafton, said the male grey fox appears to be about three months old. It suffered a broken jaw and a few other minor injuries.

“It was pretty depressed when it came in,” Tseng said.

The fox was found in a roadway in Arlington and brought to the clinic overnight on July 24 and July 25 by a Boston resident. Based on its injuries and where it was found, veterinarians believe the fox was probably hit by a car.

Tseng said it is not unusual for foxes to be found in Arlington, and the clinic may release the fox back in the town after they pinpoint the area where it was found. The juvenile fox, which veterinarians haven’t named, could also be released elsewhere, she said.

But first Tseng said the fox will receive some further rehabilitation time and won’t be released until its adult teeth come in sometime in the next couple of months.

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