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Pineville girl bitten by fox on way to school

File photo of a fox (Source: MGN) File photo of a fox (Source: MGN)
BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -

The Department of Health and Environmental Control is running tests after a fox bit an 11-year-old Pineville girl who was on her way to school Monday morning, authorities say.

According to South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Public Information Officer Robert McCullough, the girl was leaving her Pinewood Circle home when a fox came from under the porch and started biting her.

McCullough said the girl's grandfather killed the fox.  The child suffered some punctured wounds, and was treated.

DHEC will be performing tests on the animal.

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