Quantcast
Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Coyote that attacked guard was not rabid
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

A coyote that attacked a Kennecott security guard Monday was not rabid.

State health department officials tested the coyote, which was shot by police, and released the negative result on Wednesday afternoon.

The guard was in a booth at the Kennecott entrance at 10200 South and 8400 West when a coyote walked in the door and lunged at the women, said Kennecott spokesman Kyle Benett. The woman suffered several bites to her forearm and received "a few stitches," Bennett has said.

A Unified Police officer shot the coyote.

Coyote attacks are extremely rare, wildlife officials have said.

Now they are awaiting results from the necropsy, which could show other illnesses that may explain its behavior, said wildlife specialist Leslie McFarlane. Results are expected in about a week, McFarlane said.

ealberty@sltrib.com

Article Tools

 Print Friendly
 
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.