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Javelina bites Tucson woman who was feeding it, AZGFD says

Posted at 3:07 PM, Oct 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-21 20:53:12-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — A woman who regularly feeds javelina in Tucson was bit by one Sunday evening, state wildlife officials say.

The Arizona Game & Fish Department in Tucson says it happened Sunday evening near Speedway and North Painted Hills Drive, west of I-10. AZGFD says she's a "habitual" feeder of javelina, and was feeding the animals table scraps when it happened.

AZGFD says they recommended the woman get a rabies shot. She was treated at an urgent care facility and released.

The AZGFD is reminding residents that feeding wildlife is illegal in Pima, Pinal and Maricopa Counties.