Flagstaff Police: foxes believed to be rabid bit people in Flagstaff area

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (FOX 10) -- Officials with Flagstaff Police announced on Monday that two foxes that are believed to be rabid were involved in attacks on citizens in the area.

According to the statement, in one incident, a fox jumped into the bed of a pickup truck and bit a person in the area of Settlers Run and Bear Paw. That fox then ran off, and officials believe it was captured a few hours later in the area of Taylor and Hulet, after another attack was reported.

In another incident, a different fox was captured in the area of Aztec and Cherry, after it attacked and bit a person.

Flagstaff Police are urging people to be cautious regarding wild animals, and to not approach them or try to feed them. Anyone who sees a wild animal acting in an uncharacteristic manner should call 911 immediately, and watch them from a safe distance.

FOX 10 reported on this story from Phoenix