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Relic Jan 18, 4:51 p.m.
Reader X - Sorry you had that experience but that's not the way our Animal Control and Wildlife folks work in my area. You even say the word "rabies" and they'll be there to pick up the carcass in a flash. Perhaps we have a looser definition of "attacking" because we normally don't wait for the animal to actually go after someone or another animal before handling it. You did the right thing.
Barfly Jan 18, 12:38 p.m.
Are thse the kind of goats some people eat?
hardycitrus Jan 18, 11:16 a.m.
Raw milk anyone?
Reader X Jan 18, 9:28 a.m.
I had a fox the other day that I suspected rabies and I called every authority I could and no one wanted to come out and kill the fox and have it tested. I even offered to kill it and bring it somewhere so it could be tested, they still didn't want it. I was told the only time an animal is tested for rabies is if it is in the process of attacking someone- then they will come out. So I shot the fox and disposed of the body myself because it was a threat to my neighbor hood and my animals. So don't believe the # of reported cases- I'm sure there are more out there.
68_dodge_polara Jan 18, 8:52 a.m.
Offshore Jan 18, 8:16 a.m.
Bad news for the goat, but, at least it wasn't caught doping...
Published: 2008-01-11 14:37:00
Updated: 2010-06-21 13:53:03