Coyote that bit person in Roswell tests positive for rabies

ROSWELL, Ga. (AP) — A rabid coyote that bit a person has been captured in Roswell.

Media outlets report that the coyote, which bit a person Monday at Roswell's Leita Thompson Memorial Park, tested positive for rabies after its capture. The coyote was euthanized.

The Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness is warning residents to avoid contact with wild animals. Anyone who lives near the park is advised to keep pets' rabies vaccinations up-to-date and to keep pets from coming in contact with wild animals by not letting them roam free.

Residents are also advised to keep their garbage covered and to not feed or water their pets outside.

Anyone who suspects they or their pet has been bitten by a rabid animal is asked to local call animal control.