RACCOON TESTS NEGATIVE FOR RABIES; POLICE URGE RESIDENTS TO BE CAREFUL PDF Print
Friday, 12 October 2012 06:13

Glasgow Police have responded in assistance to Animal Control Officers to more than

one call of raccoons acting strangely or in a manner that suggests possible rabies

contamination.

 

Chief Guy Turcotte says while testing for rabies has come back negative, there are still

other diseases that could be affecting their behavior.

Some things to remember when dealing with raccoons that may be diseased are as

follows ...

 

1. Look for random aggression, they may attack other animals or even inanimate

objects such as trees, chairs or bushes for no apparent reason.

 

2. Be skeptical of any wild animal that seems unnaturally friendly.

 

3. Look for signs of disorientation, stumbling around, running into things, there

could also be paralysis of some of their limbs.

 

4. Stay away from raccoons during the day. Raccoons are nocturnal and there's a

good chance that if they're wandering around during the day, they may be rabid.

 

5. Watch out for loud raccoons. If you hear one making chattering noises or shrill

screams that are not caused by a threat from a predator, they may be rabid.

 

Remember, this information is also called for when dealing with any animal that may be

acting out of character.

 

 

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