Category Archives: Animal Bite

Be Bear Aware – It’s the Season for Bear Sightings

Spring is the time when black bears and cubs emerge from their winter dens; typically between mid-March to early May in Virginia. Bears typically avoid humans, but may wander into suburban areas in their search for food. Bears are attracted by bird feeders, garbage, outdoor pet food, compost piles, fruit trees, and berry-producing shrubs. If addressed quickly, situations can be

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UPDATE: Great Falls-Area Fox Tested Positive for Rabies

A rabies test on the fox that bit a 71-year-old woman and attacked a house cat in the Great Falls area on March 7 returned positive. The Health Department is working with the woman to provide appropriate care. The cat continues to be quarantined. Rabies is a disease caused by a virus that can infect both people and animals. People usually

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Fox Bites Woman Several Times, Later Attacks House Cat; Animal Protection Police Collect Animal for Testing

Reston Police District – Animal Protection Police Officers (APP) responded for a report of a fox that bit a 71-year-old woman multiple times today (March 7). The woman was walking in the 600 block of Ad Hoc Road, in Great Falls, around 3 p.m. when the fox approached from behind and bit her multiple times in the lower body. She

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Animal Protection Officers Seek Identity of Dog Walker

Sully District Station – Animal Protection Police officers would like help identifying the woman who was walking a dog that bit a 14-year-old teen on Wednesday, January 18, around 3 p.m. The teen was walking on Sully Park Drive near Kamputa Drive when he passed a woman walking a dog on a leash. The dog jumped up and bit the

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