Friday, August 17, 2012

Rabies!

We regularly send up different animals for testing, mostly bats and only a few of those come back positive for rabies...
However in the last week 2 SKUNKS TESTED POSITIVE FOR RABIES BOTH OCCURRING IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO EACH OTHER.
This was in Stamford in the area of the Oaklawn cemetery.
One was typical - dogs going after a skunk in the yard.
the other very unusual in that the skunk attacked a person without warning.
There have been a number of other reports of unusual skunk behavior, but none have been positive so far.

PLEASE BE CAREFUL AROUND SKUNKS - THEY SHOULD BE ACTIVE ONLY AT NIGHT AND IF THEY SHOW UP DURING THE DAY ANIMAL CONTROL (POLICE) SHOULD BE CALLED IMMEDIATELY!
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