Brunswick Police say four wild animals have tested positive for rabies in the past three weeks.
Officials say, on Friday, a fox attacked a man who was gardening. He was able to fend off the animal with a shovel.
Brunswick Animal Control Officer Heidi Nelson says it's not known why these incidents have taken place in a relatively small area.
“If you were to pin all the four occurrences on the map, it's about a two mile area, but a fox can travel anywhere up to 25-square miles for its territory, so we are putting the whole town on alert.”