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Arizona police respond to rabid fox calls in Flagstaff area

Posted at 6:53 AM, Dec 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-25 08:53:23-05

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Police officials say they have responded to several calls about rabid foxes in the Flagstaff area.

The police department said Monday a fox believed to have rabies jumped into the bed of a pickup truck and bit someone before running away Sunday. A fox believed to be the same one was captured a few hours later after another attack was reported. A second fox believed to be rabid was captured Sunday after it bit a person.

Flagstaff police warns people not to approach or try to feed wild animals. It asks them to call authorities if they see animals exhibiting unusual behavior.