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Woman attacked by bobcat, gets rabies vaccine

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SHOW LOW, Ariz. (AP) - A necropsy and rabies testing are being performed on a bobcat after the animal was seen acting aggressively near the site of an attack in Show Low.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department says in a press release that a woman was scratched and bitten by a bobcat Sunday night behind a Lowe's store. She was given rabies vaccines and anti-rabies serum as a precaution. A bobcat was spotted nearby by a Navajo County deputy sheriff, who killed it.

A department spokesman says "Bobcats rarely attack people, but when they do, the animal is often rabid."

The department says the last case of a bobcat testing positive for rabies anywhere in Arizona was a single incident in 2011.

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