Coyote attack called 'strange'

Wednesday , October 10, 2012 - 5:58 PM

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SALT LAKE CITY— Utah officials say tests results are negative for rabies for a coyote that attacked a guard at a Kennecott Utah Copper site in Salt Lake City.

Leslie McFarlane of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources says the rabies test came back negative Wednesday, but a necropsy to determine any other signs of illness in the coyote is still pending.

Results of the necropsy are expected sometime next week.

The guard was sitting in a booth Monday night when the coyote entered through the door and lunged at her. The coyote bit the woman before she was able to get it out of the security station.

The guard was treated with a few stitches and released from the hospital.

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