A team of wild foxes have raided Kibamba Village 12 miles north of Masindi town, sending the residents there into a wave of panic.
More than 10 people six of them children have so far been bitten by the animals, and fears are rife that the foxes could be carrying rabies.
Some of the affected children have been identified as 5- year-old Godfrey Tumusiime, Aisah Oweki, Owor Manuela, and Jacob Kasangaki. They were admitted at Pakanyi Health centre and are reportedly in critical condition.
Animals like cows and goats have not been spared either.
Kibamba is largely a farming village located adjacent to Murchison Falls National Park.
Erivaida Kugonza, the Pakanyi sub-county female councilor, says some people were attacked while in gardens and spring wells. She says people are afraid of going to shambas or to fetch water.
Residents have however managed to trap and kill one of the beasts.
Charles Okuta, the Chief Warden of Murchison Falls National park says his office will send a team to Kibamba for an on spot assessment of the situation.
He however says unlike Buffaloes, Elephants and crocodiles, which rarely stray from the park to neighboring places, it is difficult to confine foxes in gazzetted animal habitats.
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