Sheriff: Coyote that bit woman on New York trail had rabies


KINGSBURY, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a coyote shot by an environmental conservation officer after it attacked a woman on a rural New York trail has tested positive for rabies.

The Washington County sheriff’s office says the animal was killed Thursday, one day after a woman was attacked on a trail along a canal in the town of Kingsbury.

Police say she was bitten in the arm and leg during the attack and jumped into the canal to get away from the animal. She went to a nearby house for help. Officials say she is recovering in an Albany hospital.

The coyote tested positive for rabies on Friday. Anyone who may have come in contact with the coyote is asked to call the sheriff’s office.

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