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Lake closed after possibly rabid fox bites boy

Posted at 11:08 AM, May 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-16 20:44:31-04

Arizona Game and Fish officials have closed Rose Canyon Lake after a possibly rabid fox bit a 12-year-old boy Sunday.

The boy was treated for rabies and wounds at Tucson Medical Center and released. The boy was playing with his dog when he was attacked.

The fox is believed to still be near the lake.

"Avoid contact with and don’t approach wildlife that is behaving abnormally or appears to be ill. If you believe that you see a rabid animal, call us at 1-623-236-7201 or the Pima County Health Department at 520-724-7797 immediately," said Regional Supervisor Raul Vega of Game and Fish in Tucson, in a statement. "In addition, avoid touching any dead wildlife that you may find, and keep your pets away from them as well."