Monday, June 17, 2024

Have you seen a rottweiler? It bit a man on W&M campus last week

The Peninsula Health District is looking for a rottweiler that bit a man Friday.

At approximately 5:30 p.m. a man riding his bike on the campus of William & Mary near James Blair Drive was approached by a man walking his two dogs, one of which lunged and bit him on the leg.

The Williamsburg Environmental Health Department was notified of the incident on Monday morning and sent out an announcement around 11 a.m.

The department is looking for the dog to see if the dog has gotten its rabies shot and once found, the dog will be placed on in-home confinement for 10 days.

It is not clear if the person bit was a student at W&M.

The dog is described as brown, black and a rottweiler-type and the man is about 6 feet tall, wearing coveralls, a baseball cap and headphones.

Call the Williamsburg Environmental Health Office at 757-603-4277. If after hours, call James City County Animal Control at 757-253-1800.

Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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