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Game and Fish warns about rabid wildlife

Posted at 1:44 PM, Dec 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-01 15:49:49-05

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is warning the public about potentially rabid wildlife.

Two rabid foxes were recently recovered from Saguaro National Park East, and a third was recovered from Ventana Canyon Golf and Racquet Club, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.

Regional Supervisor of Game and Fish in Tucson, Raul Vega, says not to approach wildlife that may be acting strange or ill. 

"If you believe you see a rabid animal, call us at 1-623-236-7201 or the Pima County Health Department at 520-724-7797 immediately," Vega said.

He added to avoid touching any dead wildlife you might find. 

In 2016, there have been 68 cases of rabies in Pima County in skunks, bats, and foxes.

You should immediately seek medical attention if injured by wildlife.