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Girl, 4, and four others bitten by bobcat at Arizona campground, officials say

Posted: 10:15 AM, Jul 29, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-30 11:56:57-04
Shannon campground

TUCSON — Five people, including a young child, were bitten by a bobcat at an eastern Arizona campground over the weekend.

Arizona Game and Fish Department officials say the incident happened Sunday evening at the Shannon Campground area on Mount Graham, near Safford.

A 4-year-old girl and four other people were reportedly bitten by the bobcat. They were taken to hospitals for treatment and have since been released.

Officials say the bobcat has not been captured, and is "at large" and "being sought."

Officials are also asking the public to avoid the Shannon and Snow Flat campgrounds.

If the aggressive bobcat is seen in the Mount Graham area, immediately contact 623-236-7201.