UPDATE: Oro Valley police kill suspected rabid coyote that bit man

UPDATE: Oro Valley police kill suspected rabid coyote that bit man
The coyote pictured bit an Oro Valley man on the leg Thursday, March 12, 2020. The coyote was killed by Oro Valley police Friday, March 13, 2020 and taken to the Arizona Game and Fish Department for rabies testing. (Source: AZ Game and Fish)

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The Oro Valley Police Department killed a coyote March 13 believed to have bitten a man the day before. The body of the animal was taken to Arizona Game and Fish Department officials for rabies testing.

Officials with AZGFD said an Oro Valley man was bitten on the leg by a suspected rabid coyote Thursday, March 12, 2020. The man was working on his car when the animal bit him and was treated for his wounds at a local hospital.

Oro Valley police killed the animal March 13. Officials have not yet determined if the animal does, indeed, have rabies.

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