Once an animal contracts rabies, they are very unpredictable and should be avoided. It was recently reported in the news that a nine year old girl was walking into a church when a rabid raccoon jumped out of the bushes and attacked her. The raccoon had such a tight grasp on the poor girls leg that when church members scooped her up to carry her inside, the creature refused to let go and was lifted up as well! In another story, a woman was sleeping soundly in her bed when a rabid raccoon entered her home and bit her foot for absolutely no reason!
Residents of New York and New Jersey should always take precautions and watch out for rabid raccoons when walking on the streets. You should never feed or try to befriend any wild animal. If you see an animal acting strange or have been bitten or scratched by a wild animal, the New York City Health Department advises that you contact the 311 line.
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