Oro Valley woman injured by javelina - Tucson News Now

Oro Valley woman injured by javelina

(Source: Tucson News Now file) (Source: Tucson News Now file)
ORO VALLEY, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

An Oro Valley woman was injured during an encounter with javelina while walking her dog on Tuesday night, Jan. 9.

According to a news release from the Arizona Game and Fish Department, the incident happened near East Crown Ridge and East Royal Ridge drives at about 9:30 p.m.

The woman was treated at Oro Valley Hospital for a minor puncture wound in her shoulder and later released.

The woman was knocked to the ground when she tried to avoid two javelina that were attacking her dog.

This is the third such incident in the Tucson area since March 2017.

Another Oro Valley resident was injured by a javelina March 25 while walking her dog, and an east-side Tucson resident was injured the same way May 1.

Game and Fish Regional Supervisor Raul Vega suggested that people should avoid walking their dogs at night.

“Walking your dog at night is a recipe for a confrontation with javelina, so try to avoid doing so," Vega said in the news release. "If you see javelina while walking your dog, go in the opposite direction. Javelina can’t tell the difference between a dog and a coyote, which prey on javelina, so they react instinctively to dogs. The presence of dogs is the second leading cause of injuries to humans by javelina, which are rare but can be serious. The leading cause of such injuries is feeding javelina, which is illegal.”

For tips on living with urban wildlife, visit www.azgfd.gov/urbanwildlife

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