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Rabid Raccoons Reported in Raleigh

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RALEIGH — Wake County authorities are alerting residents to beware ofwild animals acting strangely, especially raccoons.

The county has had five reports of rabiesthis year. Three cases, all involving raccoons, have been reportedin Raleigh.

The most recent cases have been in the areas of Leesville Road and Lake Wheeler Road.

Strange behavior to be aware of:

  • Animals coming out during the day
  • Animals acting overtly friendly
  • Animals that are disoriented or foaming at the mouth
  • Pet owners are urged to make sure their pets vaccinations are up to date.North Carolina and Wake County laws require pet owners to vaccinate anydog or cat that is at least four months old.

    Anyone coming in contact with a rabid animal should callWakeCounty Animal Controlat919-831-6311.

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