Librarian Files

Javelina Bites

Javelinas rarely bite humans. Usually there are only one or two javelina bites in Arizona every year. There have only been two documented cases of rabies in javelinas.
On June 27, 2008 a visitor was bit by a wild javelina at the Arizona-Sonoran Desert museum. The wild javelina had wandered into the museum grounds where it bit a tourist from Holland. (The tourist’s name was not given.) The tourist was bit on the calf and on a hand. He had to have surgery because the javelina damaged an artery. The Arizona-Sonoran Desert museum closed the next day, Saturday June 28, 2008 to search for the wild javelina but it was not found.
 
Sources:
“Desert Museum closes for day after wild-javelina bite.” Arizona Daily Star. June 29, 2008. Page 1. “Search fruitless for javelina that bit Dutch tourist.” Tucson Citizen. July 1, 2008. Page A2.

Article tagged with: Javelina, Javelinas, Dutch

Last Update: 6-30-2014 11:23am

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