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Sounds like it was the one posted in this earlier LIF thread: http://www.longislan...age__hl__rabies

Rabid Raccoon Reported in Nassau County
This is the first report of a rabid raccoon in Nassau County since 2007.

The New York State Department of Health reports that a rabid raccoon was found in Nassau County for the first time since 2007.

The raccoon was recently collected by a licensed wildlife trapper in Hicksville and was submitted for rabies testing.
The first ever positive report of raccoon rabies in Nassau County was in 2004.

In response to this report, the Nassau County is asking residents to contact the DOH if they see any dead raccoons or any sick or abnormal acting animals. Call the DOH at 516-227-9663.

Rabies is transmitted by the bite of a rabid animal. The virus can also be transmitted when the saliva of a rabid animal comes into contact with a cut, open, or scratched skin lesions.

Anyone who is bitten or scratched by an animal should immediately contact their doctor or seek medical help at a hospital. Then, call the Nassau County Department of Health.

Here's how you can protect yourself from exposure to possible rabies, according to the DOH:
  • Keep domestic animals (dogs, cats, ferrets) on a leash and keep livestock confined in the evenings.
  • Verify that your pets have current rabies vaccination, including dogs, cats, ferrets, livestock and horses.
  • Do not touch or have contact with any animal other than your own.
  • Do not touch dying or dead animals. If you must move them, use a shovel, wear heavy rubber gloves and double bag the carcass.
  • Advise your family against approaching any unknown animal -- wild or domestic -- especially those acting in an unusual way.
  • Instruct your children to tell you immediately if they were bitten or scratched by any animal.
  • Notify the Health Department if a bat is found in a room where adults or children were sleeping, or if an adult enters a room and finds a bat with a child.
  • Do not feed unknown animals and discourage them from seeking food near your home.
  • Keep garbage cans tightly covered and avoid storing any food outside.
All dogs, cats and domesticated ferrets are required by NYS law to be vaccinated against rabies. It is imperative to have your pet up-to-date on its vaccinations. If a pet is not vaccinated or overdue for its vaccination and comes in contact with a possibly rabid animal, the pet must be euthanized or strictly quarantined for six months. But if a vaccinated pet comes into contact with a wild animal that possibly has rabies, it only needs a booster vaccination within five days of exposure.

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Can you legally kill a Ratc00n on Long Island ? Have it stuffed, and mounted ?

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and he's armed as well as dangerous...


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