RSS Feeds

Rabid bear attacks people in Albemarle County

Thursday - 4/19/2012, 3:56pm  ET

SOUTH RIVER, Va. - Albemarle County police say no one was injured when a rabid bear attacked people in a utility terrain vehicle near Rockfish Gap.

Authorities said Thursday that the occupants in Tuesday's attack ran from the vehicle as they were chased by the bear. They were able to get away when one of them shot it.

The Daily Progress reports ( that the bear's head was removed and tested positive for rabies,

Officials have confirmed that none of those involved were directly exposed to rabies.


Information from: The Daily Progress,

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)