Are All New Jersey Raccoons Rabid? Telling Signs to Stay Safe!

Raccoons are regarded a primary source of virus of rabies in Newark. While other warm blooded animals can have rabies, but these are known as the vector species for rabies.

As per the CDC (center for disease control) just one person has died ever with the rabies caused by raccoons. The New Jersey raccoon carrying rabies is that one which is dead in 1 to 3 days of getting infection and if you get its bite, an effective treatment is still available.

Is every raccoon rabid?

If you happen to notice Newark raccoons in the yard whilst daytime, never get panicked – she may not have rabies virus. It is perfectly ok for them to remain active during daytime. She may just be scavenging longer hours for supporting her young ones, visiting the garden as pets are indoors.

Following are the keys about raccoon' s behavior before you call for help:

  • Staggering gait
  • Discharge by mouth or eyes
  • Erratic wandering
  • Self-mutilation
  • Repeated highly pitched vocalization
  • Matted and wet hair on the face

  • If the Newark raccoons around you have these signs, immediately call the local police or control department.

    Attacks or bites

    It is not common to remain active during daytime for a healthy animal, however it is very unusual for being aggressive to a person. The female raccoons may defend the young ones boldly, arching it back and giving loud voices or growling, and maybe lunging at you can be threatening. Just very rare that a raccoon chases after you seem to be threatening.

    The New Jersey raccoons who appears disoriented or ill, or who engage in the unprovoked aggression, can be infected or rabid with feline parvovirus or canine distemper. If you have a contact with the wild animals, get a professional help from the local control agency or animal health department.

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