The New Mexico Department of Health says a fox that bit a homeowner in Las Vegas tested positive for rabies.
The State Game and Fish authorities responded last Saturday to a call from the homeowner who believed the fox was starving as he tried to feed him.
The homeowner offered the fox a bowl of dog food as he bit her wrist and hand.
A game and fish conservator could do this pinpoint the fox and find it showing unusual behaviors that are in line with rabies.
The officer first tried to catch the fox, but after he became aggressive, he hurried him off the Laboratory Division and results were positive for rabies on Monday.