News Releases

June 22, 2017

El Paso County Public Health confirmed Wednesday, June 21 that a wild rabbit in northeast Colorado Springs died of tularemia infection, and are asking residents to remain cautious around wild animals.

The rabbit was tested after a resident in northeast Colorado Springs, near Austin Bluffs Parkway and Stetson Hills Boulevard, found several dead wild rabbits near a property and notified Public Health.

Laboratory tests confirmed the animal died of tularemia, also known as “rabbit fever.”