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Jun 21, 2020 - 4:34:32 PM
5034 posts since 9/5/2006

the neighbors who live through the woods about 300 yards ,, their dog killed a baby fox on theback deck.... animal control picked it up and it had rabies.. so the dog is quarantined now. i guess i better be on the lookout for momma and some more little ones.

Jun 21, 2020 - 5:32:50 PM

Bill Rogers (Moderator)

USA

23780 posts since 6/25/2005

There’s a virus I’m glad is not easily transmissible.

Jun 21, 2020 - 5:36:47 PM

figmo59

USA

31523 posts since 3/5/2008

Old Yeller......

Jun 21, 2020 - 6:16:04 PM

1432 posts since 7/14/2004

I had a close encounter with a rabid adult fox at Cold Bay, Alaska a number of years ago. The poor creature had a snout full of porcupine quills and came right up to me showing no fear of humans at all. Within a few minutes a game warden arrived and dispatched it. The warden explained to me that a healthy fox will not attack a porky. If a fox has quills in its snout it is a positive indicator of rabies. The warden kept the carcass for lab analysis.

Jun 21, 2020 - 6:36:42 PM

9476 posts since 8/22/2006

Reminds me of a news report that organs from a deceased male were donated to three people who had to undergo rabies treatment. One of the recipients developed rabies. Further investigations revealed the deceased was bitten by a bat. Holy Shmoly Batman!!

Jun 21, 2020 - 7:18:53 PM

1940 posts since 2/10/2013

Every year we seem to have a few rabid fox incidents near where I live on the Alabama gulf coast.
They usually occur in the vicinity of golf courses. Don't expect me to explain why.

Oh Oh !!!  Our more witty members will supply answers for me.

Edited by - Richard Hauser on 06/21/2020 19:20:39

Jun 22, 2020 - 11:06:59 AM
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5034 posts since 9/5/2006

quote:
Originally posted by Richard Hauser

Every year we seem to have a few rabid fox incidents near where I live on the Alabama gulf coast.
They usually occur in the vicinity of golf courses. Don't expect me to explain why.

Oh Oh !!!  Our more witty members will supply answers for me.


the must be trying to share their rabies the FAIRWAY....... get it ,,, get it,,,,,,

Jun 23, 2020 - 4:12:41 AM
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OM45GE

USA

98492 posts since 11/7/2007

We’ve had a couple of rabid raccoons here. By the time the animal control officer showed up they had staggered off into the woods. The officer said rabid animals are more common than people realize (or want to know). He said by the time they’re staggering around they’re pretty close to death. However even the dead ones can allegedly transmit the disease. We warned the neighbors especially the ones with kids not to touch any dead critters they might find.

Jun 23, 2020 - 8:52:33 AM

1688 posts since 4/22/2018

We’ve been rabies free in the UK for best part of 100 years - thank goodnesss. I do remember going to Spain on holiday in the 1980’s when everyone was convinced that all Spanish dogs were rabid (a common compete misconception) - it made for some interesting sight seeing trips.

Jun 23, 2020 - 10:17:32 AM

heavy5

USA

1257 posts since 11/3/2016

We have an abandon dog house in a nearby hedgerow that last year housed a mom & 3 baby red foxes . They would follow her around on our property like it was home which I guess it was & eventually departed to who knows where . There were no signs of strange behavior so I didn't make any attempts to get rid of them & conversely we didn't feed them . For awhile , one would visit the dog house then leave . We enjoyed watching mom catching moles in the meadow w/ the little ones trying their luck .

Edited by - heavy5 on 06/23/2020 10:22:24

Jun 24, 2020 - 8:46:12 AM

1940 posts since 2/10/2013

The area I live in on the gulf coast have quite a few foxes when I first lived here. Development has changed that. Someone once accurately remarked than when a development is named after wildlife, it more often means that they are no longer able to exist in that place.

Jun 24, 2020 - 12:00:31 PM

bubbalouie

Canada

13948 posts since 9/27/2007

We don't have foxes or coyotes here. Bats are the rabies carriers on the island. A guy died last year from getting scratched by one. We have cats that stay in our fenced in yard but they still get their rabies shots because we've found one dead & one nearly dead out there. I bleached & hosed down the spots where we found them.

There's the white nose fungus in bats here so I reckon it was that. I have since learned there's a number to call & they come to get them to check for the fungus that is killing them.

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