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.
Habitual feeder of javelina bitten Sun. evening NE of Speedway & North Painted Hills Drive. Woman treated at urgent care & released. AZGFD recommended rabies shots. Was feeding javelina table scraps. Feeding wildlife illegal in Pima, Pinal & Maricopa ctys. Report to 800-352-0700. pic.twitter.com/fjDr0QbO27— AZ Game & Fish Dept (@azgfdTucson) October 21, 2019