Rabid Javelina Attack Confirmed in Arizona
Officials in Yavapai County, Arizona confirmed that a javelina that attacked a dog on Monday has tested positive for rabies. KPHO.com has a brief write-up about the attack.
Yavapai county sheriff spokesman Dwight D'Evlyn said animal control officers were called to a home in Walnut Grove to investigate a report of a javelina attack involving a domestic dog.
D'Evlyn said the family hound dog had been tethered outside the home when a javelina approached the home. The javelina engaged the dog and was able to bite the dog's hindquarters. The dog's owner was able to kill the javelina.