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AZGFD: Coatimundi attacks woman, dog at Coronado National Memorial

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Posted at 11:47 AM, Apr 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-18 18:52:17-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — The Arizona Game and Fish Department of Tucson says a woman and her dog were attacked by a rare coatimundi Saturday.

AZGFD says the woman and her dog were attacked at the Coronado National Memorial.

The coatimundi was killed, and remains to be tested for rabies Monday, according to AZGFD.

The woman and her dog were treated for injuries, and received a rabies shot as recommended for wildlife bites.

AZGFD officials say "attacks such as this are rare even though coatimundi, a ringtail and raccoon relative are common throughout the mountains of Southern Arizona."

AZGFD reminds everyone to be safe outdoors and if wildlife conflicts occur to call 623-236-7201.