Arizona residents warned about rabid foxes after three separated attacks

3 month ago

Arizona police have warned residents Sunday about potentially rabid foxes that had recently attacked three people in separate incidents.

In a Facebook post, Flagstaff police announced that a fox attacked a person while in the bed of a pickup truck. The animal reportedly jumped into the truck before biting the person and fleeing the scene.

The fox was later captured nearby after a second attack. The third victim was also attacked by a potentially rabid fox which was captured on a street, near the National Guard Armory.

Authorities warned the residents to be cautious regarding wild animals and not to approach them. "If you see any animals acting in an uncharacteristic manner, FPD Animal Control should be notified immediately," the post said.