A woman in Bridgewater was taken to the hospital this morning after being bit by a fox at Ashby Pool.
Rockingham County Sheriff Bryan Hutcheson said emergency crews responded to the pool on Mount Crawford Avenue about 9:30 a.m.
He said the woman was approaching the pool when the fox appeared.
"She tried to shoo it off, but it bit her and ran off," said Hutcheson.
The fox was later captured by a county animal control officer and killed.
The animal was taken to the Rockingham/Harrisonburg SPCA for testing of rabies and other diseases.
The woman was taken by ambulance to Sentera RMH Medical Center.