Second rabid raccoon found in Morehead City

The Carteret County Health Department says the latest infected animal was discovered Monday in the vicinity of Glenn Grove Mobile Home Park. (Image: Alan Vernon / CC BY 2.0)

MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. (WITN) - A second rabid raccoon has been found in one Eastern Carolina city.

The Carteret County Health Department says the latest infected animal was discovered Monday in the vicinity of Glenn Grove Mobile Home Park. That's about a mile and a half from where the last rabid raccoon was located last week.

Test results came back today from a state lab confirming this latest case. As in the other case, the health department says the raccoon didn't have any known contact with any people or pets.


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The first rabies case of the new year has been reported in one Eastern Carolina county.

Carteret County Human Services says county animal control officers were called last Thursday to a potential rabid raccoon in the area of Country Club Road and Swinson Park in Morehead City.

Test results came back today from a state lab that confirmed the raccoon has rabies.

The county says, fortunately, the animal did not have contact with any people or pets.

An animal control supervisor says this should serve as a reminder to all residents to keep their pets up-to-date on rabies vaccinations and you should never leave food out that will attract animals or make contact with wildlife.