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Rabid Skunks in Central Maine 

Two skunks have been confirmed to have

rabies in central Maine and animal control officers say there’s

concern that other wild animals might have the disease.

Animal control officer Howard Morang said two dogs are now in

quarantine after being attacked by skunks in Windsor in recent

weeks.

Morang has been hearing complaints about other animals in the

area, including reports of a raccoon with a face full of porcupine

quills chasing animals and people. He says people should stay far

away from wild animals that are acting strangely.

State Veterinarian Don Hoenig said Maine has had 49 confirmed

rabies cases so far this year. That’s less than what’s been

reported the past couple of years.