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
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.