Rabies is really on my mind lately. I live in a condo-community and we have big red notices posted on our mail boxes warning us about a rabid fox in the area. Last summer, several people a block away from my home were bitten by a fox in broad daylight in their front yards! They never found the offending animal and the people that were bitten had to undergo rabies shots. The fox in question this year, has been seen all around our building by myself and others. I've seen her (I've decided it's a female for no particular reason) in the parking lot on 3 different nights, skulking around the bushes and not displaying aggressive or odd behavior, but my son has seen her walking around in the daytime behind the building which is NOT normal for foxes which are largely nocturnal, and if you do see them in the day time, they did not intend for you to. This one was just walking out in the yard in the middle of the afternoon. We're nervous when we walk our small dogs, and when/if we take our 15 month old grandson outside, it's only on my husband's shoulders, and just to the car and back. I'm telling you, it's a little unnerving, especially for the elderly ladies in the bldg who customarily sit outside in the afternoons and chat. They're not there. Everyone's on lock-down except the fox! I've explained to the neighbors that if the thing does bite you, you will have to get rabies shots, but they are not a nightmare. The're not fun, but it's not a medical calamity unless you DON'T get them. Still, I don't blame them for staying indoors. Just the thought is enough.