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Girl gets rabies shot after being bitten by coyote at park

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a 5-year-old girl has received a rabies shot after being bitten by a coyote at an Arizona park.

Arizona Game and Fish officials say a coyote was later found and killed near Scottsdale’s Thompson Peak Park and its body sent to a lab for testing.

Officials say they’re not certain that the killed coyote was the one that bit the girl Tuesday so they will continue searching the area.

The girl was bitten as she held a granola bar while sitting on a slide. She didn’t know the coyote was under the slide.

After biting the girl, the coyote chased her and family members until they were able to get into their car.

Officials say people reportedly had fed a coyote and it might have become used to being around humans.

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