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Skunk Found In Enfield Found Positive For Rabies

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<> on June 1, 2012 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Enfield Animal Control is alerting residents that a skunk recently captured in the Scitico section, near Manor Court and Heron Road, testied positive for rabies.    Police say a dog which may have come in contact with the skunk has a current rabies vaccination.

Polide are reminding residents of the risks,  and are asking them to caution their children not to approach or handle wildlife.

Police say animals with rabies may show signs of fever, loss of appetite, excessive irritability or change in behavior, restlessness or unprovoked aggression.  They may make unusual sounds or jump at noises.  They may have tremors or convulsions,paralysis or or difficulty walking, or may salivate excessively.

Animal Control reminded residents of the state law requiring dogs and cats be vaccinated.

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