Rabies Case Confirmed In Hyde County

There's been a confirmed case of rabies in another Eastern Carolina county.

Hyde County says its first confirmed case of 2010 was found on Jacks Road in the Engelhard community last Friday. The health department says the rabid raccoon broke into a seven foot high wire fence dog pen and attacked two dogs. The owner of the dogs removed the raccoon with a "catch stick".

The rabid animal managed to escape, but was eventually shot and killed by the owner.

The health department reminds residents that if you're bitten by a wild or stray animal to immediately contact a physician.


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  • by Anonymous on May 7, 2010 at 06:27 PM
    I have seen several rabid racoons.I have never seen one with a face like that.Not saying they will not.With my experience with rabid racoons they act as if they are almost domesticated but are real skinny and most of the time have major loss of fur.They are real easy to spot.If they aint running when they see you Something is UP!STAY AWAY!
  • by Anonymous on May 7, 2010 at 02:29 PM
    Glad to hear the dogs are all right.
  • by angel face Location: fairfield on May 7, 2010 at 12:29 PM
    The dogs were up to date on their vaccinations...the only thing that was destroyed was the coon.
  • by Me Location: G-Ville on May 7, 2010 at 11:21 AM
    Love the pic WITN...LOL That coon looks scary.
  • by Anonymous on May 7, 2010 at 11:16 AM
    So were the dog current on their rabies vaccinations or will they have to be destroyed?
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