Coyote who attacked lady in Fall River assessments constructive for rabies

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The coyote was put down by police after attacking the girl and making an attempt to assault a groundskeeper at Fall River Nation Membership.

A coyote that attacked a girl whereas she was strolling her canine in Fall River has examined constructive for rabies, Fall River Police mentioned.  

Police put down a coyote Monday morning after it attacked the girl at South Winds Condo and tried to assault a groundskeeper at Fall River Nation Membership lower than an hour later, in accordance with Sergeant Moses Pereira.

The coyote’s physique was despatched to the Division for Animal Well being to be examined for rabies, Pereira mentioned. On Wednesday, the rabies check got here again constructive. 

Whereas the groundskeeper was capable of fend off the coyote and sustained no accidents, police mentioned, the girl was bitten on each of her legs and on her left arm. 

In line with police, the girl was within the hospital as of Tuesday afternoon.