The first fox to test positive for rabies this season was found near High Lake View, in Colorado Springs near the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in El Paso County on July 20, 2013. The fox had been hit by a car and later tested for rabies. This is the first terrestrial mammal to test positive for rabies west of I-25 in El Paso County. No one is believed to have been exposed to the rabid fox.
“Rabies has been found in animals in rural areas, and now it’s into urban areas,” said Jill Law, R.N., M.H.A., Director of El Paso County Public Health.